Railway Safety Act 2005

Frustrating prosecution.

106

106.—(1) A safety critical worker shall not take or attempt to take any action (including consumption of alcohol but excluding a refusal or failure to comply with a requirement under section 100 ) with the intention of frustrating a prosecution under section 97 .

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

(3) Where, on the hearing of a charge for an offence under section 97 , the court is satisfied that any action taken by the defendant (including consumption of alcohol but excluding a refusal or failure to provide a specimen of his or her breath or urine or to permit the taking of a specimen of his or her blood) was taken with the intention of frustrating a prosecution under that section, the court may find him or her guilty of an offence under subsection (2).