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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 25 September 2017 to date (accessed 17 October 2017 at 18:57)
Part 3 Division 6 Section 49A
49A   Throwing rocks and other objects at vehicles and vessels
(1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a)  the person intentionally throws an object at, or drops an object on or towards, a vehicle or vessel that is on any road, railway or navigable waters, and
(b)  there is a person in the vehicle or vessel, and
(c)  the conduct risks the safety of any person.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.
(2)  This section extends to a vehicle or vessel that is stationary at the time that the object is thrown or dropped.
(3)  In the prosecution of an offence under this section, it is not necessary to prove:
(a)  that the accused was aware that his or her conduct risked the safety of any person, or
(b)  that the object made contact with the vehicle or vessel.
(4)  In this section:
road means a road or road related area within the meaning of section 4 (1) of the Road Transport Act 2013.
throw includes propel.
vehicle includes:
(a)  a motor vehicle, and
(b)  a train or tram, and
(c)  a bicycle, and
(d)  a vehicle drawn by an animal or an animal ridden by a person.