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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
INTENTIONALLY. A person acts intentionally with respect to a result or to conduct described by this section defining an offense when his or her conscious objective is to cause that result or to engage in that conduct.
MOTOR VEHICLE. Any machine which is capable of the transportation of persons or property and which is powered by an internal combustion, diesel, or electric engine and/or motor.
OPERATOR. A person(s) who is lawfully in charge of a vehicle such as a taxi, bus, or other passenger vehicle for hire. This includes but is not limited to a persons(s) driving the vehicle, directing the boarding of a vehicle, directing disembarking of that vehicle or a person(s) who is engaged in a course of action related to the duties of controlling the vehicle such as safety inspections, traffic stops, rest stops, maintenance, and general security.
PASSENGER. A person(s), not an operator, who is using or attempting to use a taxi, bus, or other passenger vehicle for hire regardless of whether such person is charged a fee for such use.
PHYSICAL INJURY. Substantial physical pain or any impairment of physical condition.
WANTONLY. A person acts wantonly with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by this section defining an offense when he or she is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. The risk must be of such nature and degree that disregard thereof constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe in the situation. A person who creates such a risk but is unaware thereof solely by reasons of voluntary intoxication also acts wantonly with respect thereto.
(1994 Jeff. Code, § 70.01) (Jeff. Ord. 5-1979, adopted and effective 3-27-1979; Jeff. Am. Ord. 35-2002, adopted and effective 11-12-2002; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 130-2004, approved 9-15-2004)