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169.42 LITTERING; DROPPING OBJECT ON VEHICLE; MISDEMEANOR.
    Subdivision 1. Objects on highway. No person shall throw, deposit, place, or dump, or cause
to be thrown, deposited, placed, or dumped upon any street or highway or upon any public or
privately owned land adjacent thereto without the owner's consent any snow, ice, glass bottle,
glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, garbage, swill, papers, ashes, cigarette filters, debris from fireworks,
refuse, carcass of any dead animal, offal, trash or rubbish or any other form of offensive matter, or
any other substance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle upon any such street or highway.
    Subd. 2.MS 1969 [Repealed, Ex1971 c 27 s 49]
    Subd. 2. Dropping dangerous object on highway. Any person who drops, or permits to
be dropped or thrown, upon any highway any of the material specified in subdivision 1, shall
immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed.
    Subd. 3. Removing object; responsibility. Any person removing a wrecked or damaged
vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the
highway from such vehicle.
    Subd. 4. Dropping object on vehicle. No person shall drop or hurl any destructive or
injurious material or object at or upon any motor vehicle upon any highway or the occupants
thereof.
    Subd. 5. Misdemeanor. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor. The record of any conviction of or plea of guilty under this section of a person
operating a motor vehicle shall be immediately forwarded to the Department of Public Safety
for inclusion upon that offender's driving record. Any second or subsequent offense under this
section shall require a minimum fine in the amount of $400. Any judge may, for any violation
of this section, order the offender to pick up litter along any public highway or road for four
to eight hours under the direction of the Department of Transportation, with the option of a
jail sentence being imposed.
History: (2720-227) 1937 c 464 s 77; 1951 c 663 s 1,2; 1967 c 104 s 1; 1973 c 299 s 1;
1976 c 166 s 7; 1980 c 533 s 13; 1983 c 359 s 11; 1991 c 138 s 1; 2003 c 28 art 1 s 17