The judge, either in an original proceeding or on appeal for a violation of R.S. 39:4-50, may tax in the costs a sum not exceeding $20.00, which shall be paid to any physician testifying in the proceeding. This amount, when included in the taxed costs authorized by this chapter, shall be paid as costs are now paid. If the defendant is found not guilty of the charges laid against him for a violation of R.S. 39:4-50, the costs shall be paid by the prosecutor, except in those instances in which the director, a member of the Division of State Police or a police officer has been the prosecutor.
Amended L.1983, c. 403, s. 24, eff. Dec. 23, 1983.