Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

(a) For the purposes of this Code section, the term fifth wheel means a device mounted on a truck tractor or similar towing vehicle, including, but not limited to, a converter dolly, which interfaces with and couples to the upper coupler assembly of a semitrailer.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to modify, alter, attempt to alter, and, if altered, sell, possess, offer for sale, move, or cause to be moved on the highways of this state a device known as a fifth wheel or the anti-theft locking device attached to the fifth wheel with the intent to use the fifth wheel to commit or attempt to commit cargo theft as defined in Code Section 16-8-22.

(c) A person convicted of a violation of this Code section shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years, a fine of not less than $10,000.00 nor more than $100,000.00, or both.