ORS 41.905¹
Admissibility in subsequent civil action of procedures in traffic crimes

A plea to a charge of a traffic crime, as defined in ORS 801.545 (“Traffic crime”), and any judgment of conviction or acquittal of a person charged with a traffic crime, as defined by ORS 801.545 (“Traffic crime”), are not admissible in the trial of a subsequent civil action arising out of the same accident or occurrence to prove or negate the facts upon which such judgment was rendered. [1975 c.542 §1; 1981 c.892 §87; 1999 c.1051 §242; 2007 c.784 §6; 2011 c.597 §30]

Notes of Decisions

A guilty plea to a traffic infrac­tion is not admissible as an admission against interest under this sec­tion. Ryan v. Ohm, 39 Or App 947, 593 P2d 1296 (1979), Sup Ct review denied

Admissibility of guilty plea does not require that guilty plea resulted in entry of con­vic­­tion. Chaffee v. Shaffer Trucking, Inc., 151 Or App 323, 948 P2d 760 (1997)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 41—Evidence Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors041.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 41, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano041.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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