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23.—(1) A person who knowingly gives or causes to be given to a person acting on behalf of the Board a false alarm of–
(b)a road traffic accident; or
(c)an emergency of another kind,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(2) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) shall be liable on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.
24. In this Part–
“emergency” means an event or situation that causes or is likely to cause–
a person to die, be seriously injured or become seriously ill, or
serious harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals and the fabric of buildings);
“premises” includes any place and, in particular includes–
any vehicle, ship or aircraft,
any installation on land, any offshore installation and any other installation, and
any tent or movable structure;
“road” has the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 2);
“ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation.
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