(1) A person commits an offence if—
(a) the person drives a motor vehicle and causes damage to a police vehicle by that conduct; and
(b) the person knows, or is reckless about whether, the damaged vehicle is a police vehicle; and
(c) the person intends to cause, or is reckless about causing, damage to the police vehicle.
Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 5 years.
(2) For subsection (1) (b), it is presumed, unless there is evidence to the contrary, that the defendant knew that the damaged vehicle was a police vehicle if—
(a) the vehicle stated “police” on the outside of the vehicle; or
(b) the fact that the vehicle was a police vehicle was reasonably apparent, having regard to all of the circumstances, including the manner in which it was being driven.
the vehicle was an unmarked car displaying a flashing blue or red light (whether or not it was displaying other lights) or was using a siren
(3) The defendant has an evidential burden in relation to evidence to the contrary mentioned in subsection (2).
(4) A person may be guilty of an offence against this section regardless of whether the damaged vehicle was occupied by a police officer.
(5) In this section:
"police vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is being used, or is ordinarily used, by a police officer in the exercise of the officer's functions.