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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 49A
Throwing rocks and other objects at vehicles and vessels
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if--
(a) the person intentionally throws
an object at, or drops an object on or towards, a vehicle or vessel that is on
any road, railway or navigable waters, and
(b) there is a person in the
vehicle or vessel, and
(c) the conduct risks the safety of any person.
Maximum penalty--Imprisonment for 5 years.
(2) This section extends to a
vehicle or vessel that is stationary at the time that the object is thrown or
(3) In the prosecution of an offence under this section, it is not
necessary to prove--
(a) that the accused was aware that his or her conduct
risked the safety of any person, or
(b) that the object made contact with the
vehicle or vessel.
(4) In this section--
"road" means a road or road related area within the meaning of section 4 (1)
of the Road Transport Act 2013 .
"throw" includes propel.
(a) a motor vehicle, and
(b) a train or tram, and
(d) a vehicle drawn by an animal or an animal ridden by a
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