CHAPTER 218 - OBSTRUCTIONS ON RAILROAD TRACKS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 100 OF THE REVISED CODE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (1915) RELATIVE TO OBSTRUCTING RAILROAD TRACKS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 100 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware (1915) be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of 3501 Section 66, of Chapter 100 thereof and by substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section to be known and designated as 3501, Section 66:

3501. Sec. 66. Obstructing Railroad Track So As to Render Same Unsafe; Felony; Penalty; Liability for Personal Injuries, by Indictment:--Whoever shall unlawfully place any obstruction upon a railroad track, or by any other unlawful means shall render such track unsafe for transportation of passengers or freight, shall be deemed to have done so maliciously, and to be guilty of the offense of obstructing a railroad, and of felony, and shall, upon conviction by indictment, be sentenced to not more than fifteen years imprisonment, and twenty lashes, and in the discretion of the court having jurisdiction thereof, a fine of not more than one thousand dollars. And if any personal injury shall be done to anyone, by reason of such conduct, the offender shall be answerable for the same by indictment as for like injury maliciously inflicted by any other means, and it shall not be necessary to describe the offense in the indictment with more particularity than shall be requisite for setting forth the crime, with reasonable detail.

Approved February 18, 1935.