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West Virginia Riding on Public Roads Statute

 

WEST VIRGINIA CODE
 
CHAPTER 19. AGRICULTURE.
 
ARTICLE 18. GENERAL STOCK LAW.

 

19-18-2  Unlawful running at large of stock on road or railroad right-of-way.

It shall be unlawful for the owner or manager of any horse, mule, ass, jennet, cattle, sheep, goat or hog, to negligently permit it to run at large on any public road or highway or railroad right-of-way, and should any such stock, while so negligently allowed to run at large, injure or destroy the property of another while so running at large, the owner or manager thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than ten dollars.


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