2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 4. Animals
§4-351. Driver of vehicle carrying livestock, domestic fowls or ratite - Permit or statement authorizing movement - Violations - Penalties.

4 OK Stat § 4-351 (2014) What's This?

Any person who is the driver of any truck, automobile or other vehicle containing any livestock, domestic fowls or ratite or any slaughtered livestock, slaughtered domestic fowls or ratite or the butchered portions of any of which he is not the owner and which is upon or being driven upon any land of which said driver is not owner, lessee, renter or tenant, or which is upon or being driven upon any highway, public street or thoroughfare, who fails to have in his possession and exhibit to any meat inspector, sheriff or deputy sheriff upon demand a written permit authorizing said movement, signed by the owner or caretaker of said livestock, domestic fowls or ratite, or from the owner or person in control of the land from which said driver began said movement, shall be fined not more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for each head of livestock in said movement, unless said driver upon demand of said meat inspector, sheriff or deputy sheriff makes, signs and delivers to said meat inspector, sheriff or deputy sheriff a written statement containing all information herein required to be included in permits. Said permit or statement shall contain a description of each head of livestock, domestic fowls and ratites, and the place of origin thereof, including the name of ranch, market center, packing house or other place, and the kind, breed, color and marks and brands of such livestock, domestic fowls or ratites, if there be any. Failure or refusal of such driver to exhibit to a person or peace officer said permit or to make said statement shall constitute probable cause for any meat inspector, sheriff or deputy sheriff to search said truck or vehicle to ascertain if it contains any stolen livestock, domestic fowls or ratites and to detain said movement a reasonable length of time to ascertain whether any stolen livestock, domestic fowls or ratites are contained therein, but the person detaining said movement shall provide adequate care and feed for such livestock, domestic fowls or ratites while said livestock, domestic fowls or ratites are being detained. Any driver who has in his possession any false or forged permit or who makes any false written statement shall be fined not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or he shall be imprisoned in the county jail not less than sixty (60) days nor more than six (6) months, or he shall be punished by both such fine and imprisonment.

Added by Laws 1935, p. 193, § 1. Amended by Laws 1993, c. 36, § 5, eff. July 1, 1993.

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