28-931.01. Assault on an officer, emergency responder, certain employees, or a health care professional using a motor vehicle; penalty.

(1) A person commits the offense of assault on an officer, an emergency responder, a state correctional employee, a Department of Health and Human Services employee, or a health care professional using a motor vehicle if:

(a) By using a motor vehicle to run over or to strike an officer, an emergency responder, a state correctional employee, a Department of Health and Human Services employee, or a health care professional or by using a motor vehicle to collide with an officer's, an emergency responder's, a state correctional employee's, a Department of Health and Human Services employee's, or a health care professional's motor vehicle, he or she intentionally and knowingly causes bodily injury:

(i) To a peace officer, a probation officer, a firefighter, an out-of-hospital emergency care provider, or an employee of the Department of Correctional Services;

(ii) To an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services if the person committing the offense is committed as a dangerous sex offender under the Sex Offender Commitment Act; or

(iii) To a health care professional; and

(b) The offense is committed while such officer, firefighter, out-of-hospital emergency care provider, or employee is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties or while the health care professional is on duty at a hospital or a health clinic.

(2) Assault on an officer, an emergency responder, a state correctional employee, a Department of Health and Human Services employee, or a health care professional using a motor vehicle shall be a Class IIIA felony.

Source:Laws 1995, LB 371, § 31; Laws 1997, LB 364, § 12; Laws 2005, LB 538, § 4; Laws 2010, LB771, § 7; Laws 2014, LB811, § 21.

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