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According to Florida Statute s. 316.192, any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving, fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle is reckless driving per se.
Any person convicted of reckless driving shall be punished:
- Upon a first conviction, by imprisonment for a period of not more than 90 days or by fine of not less than $25 nor more than $500, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
- On a second or subsequent conviction, by imprisonment for not more than 6 months or by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(3) Any person:
(a) Who is in violation of subsection (1);
(b) Who operates a vehicle; and
(c) Who, by reason of such operation, causes:
Damage to the property or person of another commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
In addition to any other penalty provided under this section, if the court has reasonable cause to believe that the use of alcohol, chemical substances set forth in s. 877.111, or substances controlled under chapter 893 contributed to a reckless driving violation, the court shall direct the person so convicted to complete a DUI program substance abuse education course and evaluation.