(a) The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to
any property, including vehicles, shall immediately stop the vehicle at the nearest location that will not impede traffic
or otherwise jeopardize the safety of other motorists. Moving the vehicle in accordance with this subdivision does not affect the question
of fault. The driver shall also immediately do either of the following:
(1) Locate and notify the owner or person in charge of that property of the name and
address of the driver and owner of the vehicle involved and, upon locating the driver
of any other vehicle involved or the owner or person in charge of any damaged property,
upon being requested, present his or her driver's license, and vehicle registration,
to the other driver, property owner, or person in charge of that property. The information presented shall include the current residence address of the driver
and of the registered owner. If the registered owner of an involved vehicle is present at the scene, he or she
shall also, upon request, present his or her driver's license information, if available,
or other valid identification to the other involved parties.
(2) Leave in a conspicuous place on the vehicle or other property damaged a written
notice giving the name and address of the driver and of the owner of the vehicle involved
and a statement of the circumstances thereof and shall without unnecessary delay notify
the police department of the city wherein the collision occurred or, if the collision
occurred in unincorporated territory, the local headquarters of the Department of
the California Highway Patrol.
(b) Any person who parks a vehicle which, prior to the vehicle again being driven,
becomes a runaway vehicle and is involved in an accident resulting in damage to any
property, attended or unattended, shall comply with the requirements of this section
relating to notification and reporting and shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable
to the penalties of this section for failure to comply with the requirements.
(c) Any person failing to comply with all the requirements of this section is guilty
of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in
the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand
dollars ($1,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.
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