27 Offences relating to exercise of enforcement powers

(1)

A person commits an offence if the person obstructs or intentionally threatens, assaults, or hinders an enforcement officer in the exercise or performance of powers or functions under sections 20 to 24.

(2)

A person commits an offence if the person intentionally fails to comply with a direction, prohibition, or restriction given or imposed under any of sections 21 to 24.

(3)

A person commits an offence if the person—

(a)

fails to stop as soon as practicable when required to do so by a constable exercising the power under section 22(3) to stop a vehicle; and

(b)

knows or ought reasonably to have known that the person exercising the power is a constable.

(4)

A person who commits an offence against any of subsections (1) to (3) is liable on conviction to,—

(a)

for an individual,—

(i)

imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months; or

(ii)

a fine not exceeding $12,000:

(b)

for any other person, a fine not exceeding $15,000.

Section 27(4): replaced, on 20 November 2021, by section 14 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2021 (2021 No 48).