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Title 19 : Highways


(Cite as: 19 V.S.A. § 1105)
  • § 1105. Obstructing travel

    A person, other than a municipality acting with respect to highways under its jurisdiction who places or causes to be placed an obstruction or encroachment in a public highway or trail, so as to hinder or prevent public travel, or to injure or impede a person traveling on the highway or trail, shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 plus the actual costs of repairing the damage and a reasonable attorney's fee, to be recovered in a civil action in the name of the town or State. One or more items of logging or other equipment temporarily within the right-of-way of a trail shall not be actionable under this section if located in such a way as not to unreasonably impede passage. If the Court finds that an action under this section was brought without substantial basis, the Court may award a reasonable attorney's fee against the person bringing the action. Nothing in this section shall preclude the selectmen from exercising regulatory authority granted under sections 304 and 1110 of this title. (Added 1985, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1991, No. 47, § 3; 1991, No. 117 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Feb. 12, 1992.)