Sec. 12. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person who violates this article commits
a Class C infraction.
(b) A violation of a weight limitation in IC 9-20-4, IC 9-20-5, IC 9-20-11, or IC 9-20-7-1 is:
(1) a Class B infraction if the total of all excesses of weight under those limitations
is more than five thousand (5,000) pounds but not more than ten thousand (10,000)
(2) a Class A infraction if the total of all excesses of weight under those limitations
is more than ten thousand (10,000) pounds.
(c) This subsection does not apply to violations that occur on an interstate highway. It is a defense to a charge of violating a weight limitation in IC 9-20-4, IC 9-20-5, or IC 9-20-11 that the total of all excesses of weight under those limitations is less than one
thousand (1,000) pounds.
(d) The court may suspend the registration of a vehicle used in violating this article
for not more than ninety (90) days.
(e) Upon the conviction of a person for a violation of a law regarding the weight
limit of vehicles operated upon a highway, the court may recommend suspension of the
person's current chauffeur's license if the violation was committed knowingly.
(f) Notwithstanding IC 34-28-5-4, funds collected as judgments, except for costs, for violations under subsection
(a) or (b) shall be deposited in the state highway fund.
(g) The bureau may not assess points under the point system for a violation of a weight
limitation in IC 9-20-4, IC 9-20-5, IC 9-20-11, or IC 9-20-7-1.
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