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(a)?A person commits the offense of assault on a public vehicle inspection officer if that person assaults, impedes, intimidates, or interferes with a public vehicle inspection officer while that officer is engaged in or on account of the performance of his or her official duties.
(b)?A person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall:
(1)?Be fined not more than the amount set forth in ??22-3571.01, or be imprisoned for not more than 180 days; ?and
(2)?Have his or her license or licenses for operating a public vehicle-for-hire, as required by the Commission pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 3 of Title 50, revoked without further administrative action by the Commission.
(c)?It is neither justifiable nor excusable for a person to use force to resist the civil enforcement authority exercised by an individual believed to be a public vehicle inspection officer, whether or not such enforcement action is lawful.
(d)?For the purposes of this section, the term:
(1)??Commission? shall have the same meaning as provided in ??50-303(6).
(2)??Public vehicle-for-hire? shall have the same meaning as provided in ??50-303(17).
(3)??Public vehicle inspection officer? shall have the same meaning as provided in ??50-303(19).
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - District of Columbia Code Division IV. Criminal Law and Procedure and Prisoners. § 22-404.02. Assault on a public vehicle inspection officer. - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/dc/division-iv-criminal-law-and-procedure-and-prisoners/dc-code-sect-22-404-02.html
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