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POLICE OFFENCES ACT 1935 - SECT 37G

Requirement of owner or registered operator to provide details

(1)  Where a person is alleged to have committed an offence against any State or Commonwealth legislation as the driver or an occupant of a motor vehicle, the owner or registered operator of the motor vehicle, on demand by a police officer, must give to the officer all such information as the officer requires as to the identity and whereabouts of the driver or any occupant of the vehicle at any time relevant to the charge.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 100 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.
(2)  A demand for information may be made orally or by a notice of demand served in accordance with section 37GA .
(3)  If a demand is made orally, a police officer is to serve a notice of demand in accordance with section 37GA as soon as practicable after making the demand.
(4)  It is a defence in proceedings for an offence under subsection (1) , if the owner or registered operator establishes that he or she has taken all reasonable steps to ascertain the information required under that subsection but has been unable to ascertain the information.



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