2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 577.039. — 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 and when such arrest without warrant is made within one and one-half hours after such claimed violation occurred, unless the person to be arrested has left the scene of an accident or has been removed from the scene to receive medical treatment, in which case such arrest without warrant may be made more than one and one-half hours after such violation occurred.

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

(1987) This section does not apply to arrests made by police officers pursuant to municipal ordinance prohibiting driving with excessive blood alcohol. Roux v. Director of Revenue, 732 S.W.2d 595 (Mo.App.E.D.).

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