29. Persons obstructing officers
(1) Every person commits an offence against this Act who directly or indirectly obstructs, hinders or interrupts, or threatens, or assaults, or uses improper or abusive language to any inspector or assistant whilst in the performance of his duty under this Act.
Provided that no proceedings for the recovery of any penalty for such offence, nor the payment thereof, shall be a bar to any action at law by any such inspector or assistant.
(2) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to give to any inspector acting in the execution of this Act any information which the inspector is expressly authorised by this Act to require or may reasonably require, or who, when required to give any such information, makes any statement that is false or misleading in a material particular, shall be treated as having obstructed the inspector.
[Section 29 4 amended by No. 55 of 1981 s. 10.]