Criminal Offenses

Food and Beverages

SECTION 11-16-4

§ 11-16-4. Furnishing wood alcohol for beverage purposes.

Every person who sells, furnishes, or gives away wood alcohol or any preparation or compound containing wood alcohol, knowing that it is to be used for beverage purposes, shall be punished by imprisonment for life or any term of years, and he or she shall be liable to an action for damages for injuries to the person of anyone using the wood alcohol or the preparation or compound for beverage purposes, or if death results from that use, to an action for damages for the death of the person under the provisions of §§ 10-7-1 – 10-7-4.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 395, § 34; P.L. 1932, ch. 1857, § 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 606, § 34; G.L. 1956, § 11-16-4.)