2011 ORS § 810.350¹
Procedures for overloading and certain other violations
(1) For offenses described in this section, a court or judicial officer:
(a) Shall make the owner or lessee of the vehicle a codefendant if appearance has not been made by the driver within 15 days of the date the driver was cited to appear in court.
(b) May dismiss the charges against the driver if the court finds:
(A) That the owner or lessee of the vehicle caused or permitted the driver to operate the vehicle or combination of vehicles in violation of the offenses described in this section; and
(B) That the owner or lessee is guilty of violating any such provision.
(2) This section applies to the following offenses:
(a) Operation without payment of appropriate registration fees under ORS 803.315 (Failure to pay registration fee).
(b) Violation of maximum weight limits under ORS 818.020 (Violating maximum weight limits).
(c) Violation of administratively imposed weight or size limits under ORS 818.060 (Violation of administratively imposed weight or size limits).
(d) Violation of maximum size limits under ORS 818.090 (Violation of maximum size limits).
(e) Exceeding maximum number of vehicles under ORS 818.110 (Exceeding maximum number of vehicles in combination).
(f) Violation of posted limits on use of road under ORS 818.130 (Violation of posted limits on use).
(g) Violation of towing safety requirements under ORS 818.160 (Violating towing safety requirements).
(h) Operating a sifting or leaking load under ORS 818.300 (Operating with sifting or leaking load).
(i) Dragging objects on a highway under ORS 818.320 (Dragging objects on highway).
(j) Unlawful use of devices without wheels under ORS 815.155 (Unlawful use of device without wheels).
(k) Unlawful use of metal objects on tires under ORS 815.160 (Unlawful use of metal objects on tires).
(L) Operation without pneumatic tires under ORS 815.170 (Operation without pneumatic tires).
(m) Operation in violation of a vehicle variance permit under ORS 818.340 (Operating in violation of variance permit).
(n) Failure to carry and display a permit under ORS 818.350 (Failure to carry and display variance permit).
(o) Failure to comply with commercial vehicle enforcement requirements under ORS 818.400 (Failure to comply with commercial vehicle enforcement requirements). [1983 c.338 §381]