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(A) Any person who is convicted of a violation of subsection B or C of VA Code § 18.2-46.6, when his violation of such section is the proximate cause of any incident resulting in an appropriate emergency response, shall be liable at the time of sentencing to Northampton County in the amount of $250, which shall be imposed as a flat fee per accident or incident for response by the County.
(B) Any person who is convicted of a violation of subsection B or C of VA Code § 18.2-46.6, when his violation of such section is the proximate cause of any incident resulting in an appropriate emergency response, shall be liable to any volunteer rescue squad or volunteer fire department which may provide such emergency response for the reasonable expense thereof, for restitution of reasonable expenses incurred by such department, squad, or both for responding firefighting and/or emergency medical services. Each such volunteer fire department or volunteer rescue squad may bill a flat fee of $250 or a minute-by-minute accounting of the actual costs incurred.
(C) Personal liability under this section for reasonable expenses of an appropriate emergency response pursuant to subsection in an amount not to exceed $1,000 in the aggregate for a particular incident occurring in Northampton County.
(D) As used in this section, APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE includes all costs of providing law enforcement, fire-fighting, rescue, and emergency medical services.
(E) The provisions of this section shall not preempt or limit any remedy available to the Commonwealth, to Northampton County or to any volunteer rescue squad to recover the reasonable expenses of an emergency response to an incident not involving a terroristic hoax as set forth herein of an act undertaken in violation of VA Code § 18.2-83 or 18.2-84.
(F) This section is enacted pursuant to VA Code 1950 § 15.2-1716.1, as amended and is effective upon adoption.
(Ord. passed 8-9-2016)