2006 Ohio Revised Code - 2909.10. Railroad vandalism or criminal trespass; interference with operation of train.

§ 2909.10. Railroad vandalism or criminal trespass; interference with operation of train.
 

(A)  No person shall knowingly, and by any means, drop or throw any object at, onto, or in the path of, any railroad rail, railroad track, locomotive, engine, railroad car, or other vehicle of a railroad company while such vehicle is on a railroad track. 

(B)  No person, without privilege to do so, shall climb upon or into any locomotive, engine, railroad car, or other vehicle of a railroad company when it is on a railroad track. 

(C)  No person, without privilege to do so, shall disrupt, delay, or prevent the operation of any train or other vehicle of a railroad company while such vehicle is on a railroad track. 

(D)  No person, without privilege to do so, shall knowingly enter or remain on the land or premises of a railroad company. 

(E)  Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of railroad vandalism. Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of criminal trespass on a locomotive, engine, railroad car, or other railroad vehicle. Whoever violates division (C) of this section is guilty of interference with the operation of a train. 
 

Except as otherwise provided in this division, railroad vandalism; criminal trespass on a locomotive, engine, railroad car, or other railroad vehicle; and interference with the operation of a train each is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of division (A), (B), or (C) of this section causes serious physical harm to property or creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any person, the violation is a felony of the fourth degree. Except as otherwise provided in this division, if the violation of division (A), (B), or (C) of this section causes physical harm to any person, the violation is a felony of the third degree. If the violation of division (A), (B), or (C) of this section causes serious physical harm to any person, the violation is a felony of the second degree. 

(F)  Whoever violates division (D) of this section is guilty of criminal trespass on the land or premises of a railroad company, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. 
 

HISTORY: 149 v S 163. Eff 4-9-2003.
 

Not analogous to former RC § 2909.10 (RS § 6878; S&S 285; 63 v 8, § 1; GC § 12488; 123 v 468, § 1; Bureau of Code Revision, 10-1-53), repealed 134 v H 511, § 2, eff 1-1-74.

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