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Rs 14:99.1 Hit And Run Damaging Of A Potable Waterline By Operation Of A Watercraft Or Vessel

§99.1. Hit and run damaging of a potable waterline by operation of a watercraft or vessel

A. Hit and run damaging of a potable waterline by operation of a watercraft or vessel is the intentional failure of the driver of a watercraft or vessel involved in or causing any accident resulting in damage to a potable waterline to stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident to give his identity.

B. For the purpose of this Section:

(1) "Accident resulting in damage to a potable waterline" means an incident or event resulting in damage to a potable waterline or other device used for transporting potable water across marshlands or inland waterways or barrier islands.

(2) "To give his identity" means that the driver of any vehicle involved in any accident shall give his name, address, and the license number of his vessel or watercraft to the enforcement authorities at the scene or shall report the accident to the police if there are no enforcement authorities at the scene.

(3) "Potable waterline" means a potable waterline that is marked as such every two thousand feet with a sign giving notice of the crime created by this Section and the penalties imposed.

(4) "Inland waterway" shall not include the Mississippi River.

C. Whoever commits the crime of hit and run damaging of a potable waterline by operation of a watercraft or vessel shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than five years, or both.

Acts 2006, No. 140, §1.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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