Alcoholic Beverages

Adulterated Liquors

SECTION 3-9-11

§ 3-9-11. Civil liability for adulteration – Unlawful homicide.

Any person who, by the use of wood alcohol or other similar substance, adulterates any liquid intended to be used as a drink by a human being, is liable in treble damages to any person who consumes that adulterated preparation which the party consuming that adulterated preparation suffers. If the party consuming that adulterated preparation dies within one year after consuming that adulterated preparation, as a result of the consumption, the party guilty of the adulteration is deemed guilty of unlawful homicide in any degree in which the jury trying the case finds.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1933, ch. 2013, § 78; G.L. 1938, ch. 170, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 3-9-11.)