(1) Proceedings for an offence may be taken against 1 or more of the following persons:
(a) the person who allegedly committed the offence:
(b) if a vehicle was used in the commission of the offence, the person who, at the time of the alleged offence,—
(i) was registered as the owner, or one of the owners, of the vehicle in the register kept under section 18 of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986; or
(ii) was the registered person in respect of the vehicle under Part 17 of the Land Transport Act 1998:
(c) if a vehicle was used in the commission of the offence, the person who, at the time of the alleged offence, was lawfully entitled to possession of the vehicle (whether or not jointly with any other person).
(2) Subsection (1)(b) and (c) apply whether or not the person, at the time the alleged offence was committed,—
(a) is an individual; or
(b) was the driver of the vehicle; or
(c) was the person in charge of the vehicle; or
(d) was the user of the vehicle.