Northern Territory Consolidated Acts

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Illegal use of vehicle, &c.

    (1)     Any person who, without reasonable excuse:

        (a)     interferes with or tampers with any vehicle;

        (b)     works or uses any horse or other beast of burden; or

        (c)     interferes with, tampers with or goes on board a boat,

without the consent of the owner or the person in lawful charge thereof, shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty:     1,000 dollars or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

    (2)     A Court which finds a person guilty of an offence against this section may order him to pay to the owner of the vehicle, horse, other beast of burden, boat, equipment, material or article in respect of which the offence was committed, a reasonable sum by way of compensation for any loss or damage caused to the owner by the defendant by reason of the commission of the offence.

    (2A)     Where a person is found guilty of an offence against this section, the Court may, in addition to or instead of any other penalty that may be imposed by the Court, suspend any licence to drive a motor vehicle within the meaning of the Motor Vehicles Act 1949 that is held by that person for such period as the Court thinks fit.

    (3)     In this section "boat" includes canoe, dinghy, yacht, raft, pontoon, ship and any other like vessel.

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