Railway Safety Act 2005

Requirement to give name and address, obstruction, arrest, offence.

75

75.—(1) A member of the Garda Síochána accompanying an inspector under this Part may require of any person his or her name and address and may, if such person refuses or fails to give his or her name and address or gives a name or address which the member has reasonable grounds for believing to be false or misleading, arrest such person without warrant.

(2) Where a person, when his or her name and address is required of him or her under this section, refuses or fails to give his or her name and address or gives a name or address which is false or misleading, such person is guilty of an offence.

(3) A member of the Garda Síochána accompanying an inspector under this Part may arrest without warrant any person who obstructs or interferes with an inspector exercising a power under this Part or refuses to comply with a request or requirement of an inspector under this Part.

(4) A person who obstructs or interferes with an inspector in exercise of any power conferred on an inspector under this Part, or who fails or refuses to comply with a request or requirement of an inspector under this Part, is guilty of an offence.

(5) A person who wilfully gives to an inspector information which he or she knows to be false or misleading in a material respect, or makes any false or misleading statement reckless as to its truth or otherwise, is guilty of an offence.

(6) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.

(7) In this section, a reference to an inspector includes a reference to a tribunal of inquiry under section 64 .