HIGHWAY REGULATION, PROTECTION AND CONTROL REGULATIONS
Obstructions and Encroachments
236:19 Obstructing Water; Penalty.
Any person who shall place, or suffer to be placed or to remain, any logs, earth or other substances within the limits of a highway, or upon land in the vicinity of a highway by which the water in a stream, pond or ditch is turned upon the highway and injures or renders it unsuitable for public travel, shall be guilty of a violation if a natural person, or guilty of a misdemeanor if any other person. If such highway is maintained by the town, the fine shall be for the use of the town and if such highway is maintained by the state, the fine shall be for the use of the department of transportation. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the placing of snow within the limits of a highway for the purpose of crossing or recrossing by sleds, logging or farming equipment.
Source. 1881, 50:1. PS 77:12. PL 92:13. 1941, 41:1. RL 108:13. 1945, 188:1, part 19:17. RSA 249:22. 1973, 530:27. 1981, 87:1. 1985, 402:6, I(a)(7).