45-5-211. Assault upon sports official. (1) A person commits the offense of assault upon a sports official if, while a sports official is acting as an official at an athletic contest in any sport at any level of amateur or professional competition, the person:
(a) purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to the sports official;
(b) negligently causes bodily injury to the sports official with a weapon;
(c) purposely or knowingly makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with the sports official; or
(d) purposely or knowingly causes reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in the sports official.
(2) A person convicted of assault upon a sports official shall be fined an amount not to exceed $1,000 or be imprisoned in the county jail for any term not to exceed 6 months, or both.
History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 408, L. 1993.