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WVC 17 - 17 - 12 §17-17-12. Failure to provide gatekeeper and to allow prompt passage.
If at any toll bridge there be a failure to give any person or property a passage over the same in a reasonable time, the proprietor thereof shall forfeit to such person not less than two nor more than twenty dollars. If the keeper of any toll bridge shall absent himself therefrom without leaving any person in charge of the gates thereon, he shall leave the gates open. Any keeper of a toll bridge who shall fail to comply with the requirements of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined fifty dollars for every such offense; and any person injured by such failure shall be entitled to recover therefor from such keeper all damages sustained thereby.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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