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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 159 : EXTRADITION AND FRESH PURSUIT

Subchapter 003 : UNIFORM ACT ON FRESH PURSUIT

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 5041)
  • § 5041. Definition

    The term "fresh pursuit" as used in this subchapter shall include fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and also the pursuit of a person who has committed a felony or who is reasonably suspected of having committed a felony or who is reasonably suspected of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. It shall also include the pursuit of a person suspected of having committed a supposed felony, though no felony has actually been committed, if there is reasonable ground for believing that a felony has been committed. Fresh pursuit as used herein shall not necessarily imply instant pursuit, but pursuit without unreasonable delay. (Amended 1985, No. 228 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2017, No. 83, § 161(3).)