Manslaughter with a motor vehicle is a crime in the state of Connecticut. Manslaughter is also broken up into different degrees of crime. On this page, you can learn more about the crime of manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle according to Connecticut General Statutes.
Manslaughter in the Second Degree With a Motor Vehicle
A person is guilty of this crime in the state of Connecticut when a person operates a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both and they cause the death of another person as a consequence of the effect of such liquor or drug.
- One year to 10 years in prison.
- Loss of resident or nonresident operating privilege for one year.
- Require the installation of an ignition interlock device for a period of two years after a person’s operating privilege is returned.
Things of Note:
- The word intoxication in this statute is not unconstitutionally vague. 11 Conn. App. 122.
- You can be convicted of both first degree manslaughter and manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle. 263 Conn. 390.
- It appears you can be convicted of both manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle and driving under the influence, because manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle requires proof that someone was killed. 80 Conn. App. 703.
- The state does not have to prove your blood alcohol content at the time of the accident to convict you of manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle. 23 Conn. App. 720.
This is a serious charge. If you or a loved on are facing this charge, whether that be on its own, with a firearm, or with the use of a motor vehicle, it is in your best interested to contact a lawyer for more information and further assistance. A lawyer can help you defend yourself.