(a) A person shall not operate an OHV upon any property in either public or private
ownership without the express permission of the person in control of the property
or knowingly in violation of any restrictions imposed on such use by the person in
control of the property.
(b) Penalties.--(1) A person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be subject to the
a. For the first offense, a fine of $100 and an impoundment of the OHV at time of
conviction for up to 30 days, which may be suspended by the court.
b. For each subsequent offense, the OHV owner shall be fined $1,000 and the OHV will
be impounded for a minimum of 60 days from date of conviction. A subsequent offense, before being punishable as such, shall have been committed
within 24 months after commission of the first offense.
c. Under this section, the OHV will be returned to the owner once the fine and impoundment
costs have been paid by the OHV owner or, if the fine is appealed, once the owner
has complied with the court's decision or the court decides the owner and/or operator
is not guilty of the offense under subsection (a) of this section. The owner will not be responsible for impoundment costs if found not guilty by the
(2) In addition, restitution shall be made for value of damage to real or personal
property which results from a violation of this section.
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