Chapter 9.42
UNLAWFUL RACE ATTENDANCE

Sections:

9.42.010    Definitions.

9.42.020    Unlawful race attendance – Prohibited.

9.42.010 Definitions.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section shall apply throughout this chapter.

A. Public place means an area, whether publicly or privately owned, generally open to the public and includes, without limitation, the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them, streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, and parking lots.

B. Unlawful race event means an event wherein persons willfully compare or contest relative speeds by operation of one (1) or more motor vehicles.

(Ord. No. 3557, § 1, 6-5-01; Ord. No. 3738, § 1, 4-5-05)

9.42.020 Unlawful race attendance – Prohibited.

A. Any person (1) who has actual or constructive knowledge that he or she is in attendance of an unlawful race event and (2) who has actual or constructive knowledge that an unlawful race event is occurring, has occurred, or is about to occur, and (3) was there with the intent to observe or support or encourage the unlawful race event is guilty of a misdemeanor.

B. The circumstances which may be considered in determining whether a violation of subsection (A) of this section has occurred shall include, but not be limited to:

1. The unlawful race event occurred in a designated “No Racing Zone” as defined in KCC 9.43.030;

2. The person is associating with persons racing in an unlawful race event;

3. The person, by admission, is in attendance of an unlawful race event with the intent to observe or support or encourage the unlawful race event;

4. Statements of other persons who are shown to be in attendance of an unlawful race event which provide evidence that the person intends to observe or support or encourage an unlawful race event;

5. The person either operates or is a passenger in a vehicle that shares the attributes of other vehicles that are in attendance of the unlawful race event or which are engaging in, about to engage in, or which have engaged in an unlawful race;

6. The person either operates or is a passenger in a vehicle which is driven in such a manner as to show evidence of an attempt to flee or escape detection when a police officer arrives on the scene of an unlawful race event; or

7. The person has no reasonable alternative purpose for being in the area in which the unlawful race event is occurring, is about to occur, or which occurred.

(Ord. No. 3557, § 1, 6-5-01; Ord. No. 3598, § 1, 4-16-02; Ord. No. 3738, § 1, 4-5-05; Ord. No. 3921, § 1, 6-16-09)