§ 18.2-285. Hunting with firearms while under influence of intoxicant or narcotic drug; penalty
It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt wildlife with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow in the Commonwealth of Virginia while he is (i) under the influence of alcohol; (ii) under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree that impairs his ability to hunt with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow safely; or (iii) under the combined influence of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree that impairs his ability to hunt with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow safely. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Conservation police officers, sheriffs and all other law-enforcement officers shall enforce the provisions of this section.
(Code 1950, § 29-140.1; 1952, c. 96; 1962, c. 469; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1999, c. 543; 2005, c. 507.)Sections: Previous 18.2-280 18.2-281 18.2-282 18.2-282.1 18.2-283 18.2-283.1 18.2-284 18.2-285 18.2-286 18.2-286.1 18.2-287 18.2-287.01 18.2-287.1 18.2-287.2 18.2-287.3 Next
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