2016 Idaho Statutes
Title 18 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Chapter 58 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
Section 18-5811 - ACTION REQUIRED TO AVOID ACCIDENT OR INJURY TO DISABLED PERSON -- PROHIBITED INTENTIONAL ACTIONS -- PENALTIES.

ID Code § 18-5811 (2016) What's This?

18-5811. Action required to avoid accident or injury to disabled person -- Prohibited intentional actions -- Penalties. (1) Any person, whether a pedestrian, operating a vehicle or otherwise, who approaches an individual appearing to be a disabled person or lawfully using an assistance device or assistance dog, and who:
(a) Intentionally fails to stop, change course, speak or take such other action as is necessary to avoid any accident or injury to the disabled person, the assistance device or dog, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both.
(b) Intentionally startles or frightens such person's dog, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both.
(2) Any person who, without justification, intentionally interferes with the use of an assistance dog or assistance device by obstructing, battering or intimidating the user or the dog, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), or by both.

History:
[18-5811, added 1997, ch. 267, sec. 2, p. 764.]

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