Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 577
Public Safety Offenses
Section 577.039

August 28, 2013

Arrest without warrant, lawful, when.

577.039. An arrest without a warrant by a law enforcement officer, including a uniformed member of the state highway patrol, for a violation of section 577.010 or 577.012 is lawful whenever the arresting officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has violated the section, whether or not the violation occurred in the presence of the arresting officer.

(L. 1982 S.B. 513, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1169 & 1271 merged with S.B. 722, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1695, et al.)

(2006) Accident under section requires either property damage or personal injury. Reed v. Director of Revenue, 184 S.W.3d 564 (Mo.banc).

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