§ 15-36. Written accident reports confidential.  

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  • All written accident reports made by drivers, or occupants of vehicles involved in accidents as required in section 15-34 shall be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the police department or other governmental agencies having use for the records for accident prevention purposes except that the police department may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when such identity is not otherwise known or when such person denies his presence at such accident. No such report shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an accident except that the department shall furnish upon demand of any court, a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the police department solely to prove a compliance or a failure to comply with the requirements that such a report be made to the department.

(Ord. No. 7715, § 33, 8-4-77)

State law reference

Similar provisions, V.A.C.S. art. 6701d, § 47.