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POLICE OFFENCES ACT 1935 - SECT 37SA

37SA. Unlawful interference with clamped vehicle, &c.

(1) This section applies if a vehicle has been clamped by a police officer under this Division.
(2) A person must not unlawfully drive or attempt to drive the clamped vehicle.

Penalty:

Fine not exceeding 40 penalty units.
(3) A person must not unlawfully –

(a) interfere with the clamping device; or

(b) paint or mark the clamping device; or

(c) damage the clamping device; or

(d) destroy the clamping device; or

(e) release or attempt to release the clamping device; or

(f) remove or attempt to remove the clamping device from the vehicle.

Penalty:

Fine not exceeding 40 penalty units.
(4) If there is a contravention of subsection (2) or (3), a police officer may seize the vehicle and have it moved to a holding yard.
(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), a police officer may, without warrant and using such reasonable force, means and assistance as is necessary, enter any place where the police officer reasonably suspects that the vehicle may be located.
(6) The owner of a clamped vehicle may arrange for the vehicle to be transported to another location.
(7) If a clamped vehicle is transported to another location, the owner of the vehicle must notify a police officer, within 3 days after the day on which it is transported to the other location, of the new location of the vehicle.

Penalty:

Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.



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