186. Except in the case provided for in section 94, the owner of an automobile who has not contracted the compulsory liability insurance and who uses or allows or tolerates the use by another person of his automobile is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $2 000.
The peace officer who evidences an offence contemplated in this section must report it to the Régie without delay.
In any proceedings instituted under this section, the burden is on the defendant or accused to prove that he has contracted the compulsory liability insurance.
1977, c. 68, s. 186; 1980, c. 38, s. 18; 1982, c. 59, s. 34.