Criminal Offenses

Railroads and Carriers

SECTION 11-36-3

§ 11-36-3. Throwing missiles at train.

Whoever willfully throws or shoots a missile at a locomotive engine, railroad, or street railway car, or other means of public conveyance, or at a person on the engine or car or conveyance, or in any way assaults or interferes with a conductor, engineer, brake operator, driver, or motor operator while in discharge of his or her duty on or near a railroad engine, car, or train, or on or near a street railway car or other means of public conveyance, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or be imprisoned not more than one year. Any violation of the provisions of this section which results in a personal injury to an employee or passenger shall be considered a felony, punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisonment in the state prison not exceeding three (3) years, or both.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 279, § 31; G.L. 1909, ch. 345, § 32; G.L. 1923, ch. 397, § 32; G.L. 1938, ch. 608, § 32; G.L. 1956, § 11-36-3; P.L. 1962, ch. 144, § 1; P.L. 1973, ch. 154, § 1.)