Who pays the repair bill when a cable is cut?

When the cable is cut in a life-or-death situation, or when authorized by MDOT personnel in the recovery stage of vehicle retrieval, the motorist cited for crashing into the median cable guardrail, resulting in the cutting of it, will be assessed the cost of the repairs. The property damage report generated by MDOT maintenance personnel along with any reports from law enforcement, will be sent to the appropriate party.