2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 97 - CRIMES
Chapter 15 - Offenses Affecting Highways, Ferries and Waterways.
97-15-1 - Destroying, defacing, etc., milepost, signboard, etc., or bridge, underpass or overpass prohibited; penalties; liability for cost of repair; liability of parents of minor.
§ 97-15-1. Destroying, defacing, etc., milepost, signboard, etc., or bridge, underpass or overpass prohibited; penalties; liability for cost of repair; liability of parents of minor.
(1) Any person who shall willfully destroy, deface, mar, damage, pull down or remove any milepost, signboard, or index board, or road number, or railroad crossing sign or flasher signal, or other traffic control device shall, on conviction thereof, be liable for the actual cost of replacing or repairing such sign and shall be fined not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or be imprisoned in the county jail not more than six (6) months, or be punished by both such fine and imprisonment. If the offender is a minor, the parents of such minor shall be civilly liable in accordance with Section 93-13-2 for the actual cost of replacing or repairing the sign, signal or device.
(2) The penalties prescribed in subsection (1) of this section shall also be applicable to any person, and to the parents of any minor, who willfully defaces, mars or damages any bridge, underpass or overpass.
Sources: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 10. art. 7(19); 1857, ch. 64, art. 159; 1871, § 2622; 1880, § 2870; 1892, § 1144; 1906, § 1222; Hemingway's 1917, § 952; 1930, § 979; 1942, § 2209; Laws, 1977, ch. 323, § 2; Laws, 1993, ch 483, § 2, eff from and after July 1, 1993.
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