2006 Nebraska Code - § 28-906 — Obstructing a peace officer; penalty.
Obstructing a peace officer; penalty.
(1) A person commits the offense of obstructing a peace officer, when, by using or threatening to use violence, force, physical interference, or obstacle, he or she intentionally obstructs, impairs, or hinders (a) the enforcement of the penal law or the preservation of the peace by a peace officer or judge acting under color of his or her official authority or (b) a police animal assisting a peace officer acting pursuant to the peace officer's official authority.
(2) For purposes of this section, police animal means a horse or dog owned or controlled by the State of Nebraska for the purpose of assisting a Nebraska state trooper acting pursuant to his or her official authority.
(3) Obstructing a peace officer is a Class I misdemeanor.
- Laws 1977, LB 38, § 191
Laws 1995, LB 283, § 1
- "Preservation of the peace," as used in this statute, means maintaining the tranquillity enjoyed by members of a community where good order reigns. In re Interest of Richter, 226 Neb. 874, 415 N.W.2d 476 (1987).
The act of running away from an officer does obstruct, impair, or hinder the officer's efforts to preserve the peace. In re Interest of Richter, 226 Neb. 874, 415 N.W.2d 476 (1987).
Words "violence, force, physical interference, or obstacle" are of common usage and understandable by those of ordinary intelligence and, thus, not unconstitutionally vague. State v. Lynch, 223 Neb. 849, 394 N.W.2d 651 (1986).
~Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska
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