§ 11-36-10. Evasion of payment of fare.
Every person who shall fraudulently evade or attempt to evade the payment of any fare, rate or toll lawfully established by any railroad company, or a street railway company, or a toll bridge company, or by the owners or charterers of any steamboat or ferryboat, or by any steamship company, or by any owner or operator of a motor bus holding a certificate from the public utility commission, or by the Rhode Island public transit authority, either by giving a false answer to the collector of the fare, rate, or toll, or by presenting for his or her fare, rate, or toll a ticket good only for the transportation of another person, or by traveling beyond the point to which he or she may have paid his or her fare, rate, or toll, or by leaving the train, car, bridge, steamboat, ferryboat, or steamship without having paid the fair, rate, or toll established for the distance traveled, or otherwise, shall be fined twenty dollars ($20.00) for each offense.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 279, § 43; G.L. 1909, ch. 345, § 46; P.L. 1916, ch. 1391, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 397, § 46; P.L. 1930, ch. 1534, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 608, § 46; G.L. 1956, § 11-36-10; P.L. 1997, ch. 151, § 1.)