(A) No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon any runway of an airport without prior approval of the person in charge of the airport when the airport has been certified as a commercial airport by the office of aviation.
Any person lending assistance to the operator or operation of a vehicle engaged in such activity shall be equally charged as the participants.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in this division, whoever violates this section shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. If the offender previously has committed a violation of this section, whoever violates this section shall be fined not less than two hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
(D) Airport vehicles and emergency and maintenance equipment are exempted from this section.
Effective Date: 01-01-2004 .