ORS 810.460¹
Officer’s accident report
  • use

(1) A police officer shall submit a report to the Department of Transportation whenever the officer does any of the following:

(a) Investigates a vehicle accident which ORS 811.725 (Driver failure to report accident) or 822.600 (Failure of garage to report accident or bullet contact) requires to be reported.

(b) Prepares a report of an accident investigated at the time and place of the accident or by field interviews with the participants or witnesses.

(2) A police officer shall submit a report required by this section to the department within 10 days of the investigation or preparation of the report.

(3) Police reports submitted to the department under this section are subject to release or use as provided under ORS 802.240 (Driver and vehicle records as evidence). [1983 c.338 §406; 1985 c.16 §216; 1993 c.224 §4; 1993 c.751 §63; 1997 c.678 §12]

Notes of Decisions

Although authority to enter area protected from unreasonable search may be implied if that ac­tion is necessary to accomplish statutory duty, of­fi­cer did not need to search defendant's purse to accomplish duty under this sec­tion to fill out accident report. State v. Watson, 95 Or App 134, 769 P2d 201 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 810—Road Authorities; Courts; Police; Other Enforcement Officials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors810.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 810, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­810ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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