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1916. High Speed Flight From Immigration Checkpoint

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) added a new 18 U.S.C. § 758, which makes it an offense to flee or evade a checkpoint operated by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or any other federal law enforcement agency, in a motor vehicle and thereafter flee from Federal, State, or local law enforcement agents in excess of the legal speed limit. Such offense is punishable by a fine under title 18, imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

[cited in USAM 9-73.200]

Updated May 22, 2015