I. No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down other than accidentally, remove, or possess any of the following items, or any part thereof, which have been previously installed by lawful authority:
   (a) Any official control device; or

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   (b) Any railroad sign or signal; or
   (c) Any inscription, shield or insignia found on any of the above.
   II. (a) No person shall use or attempt to use any device designed or intended to change, disrupt, or interfere with the operation of a traffic signal.
      (b) A person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if convicted under this paragraph.
      (c) This paragraph shall not apply to:
         (1) Federal, state, or local law enforcement personnel while in the course of their official duties.
         (2) Firefighters while in the course of their official duties.
         (3) Emergency medical services personnel while in the course of their official duties.
         (4) State or municipal department of transportation or highway personnel while in the course of their official duties.
      (d) The exemptions set forth in subparagraphs (c)(1)-(c)(4) shall only apply to such personnel when they are operating licensed ambulances, licensed fire apparatus, or government-owned vehicles.
   III. The fine for a violation of this section shall be $150.