50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined
To prove reckless driving the state must prove two elements:
- Defendant operated a vehicle.
- Defendant did so with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
Willful means intentionally, knowingly and purposely.
Wanton means with a conscious and intentional indifference to consequences and with knowledge that damage or injury is likely to result from the driver’s actions.