2021 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 50 - Uniform Classified and Commercial Driver License Act
Part 7 - Reciprocity Agreements
§ 55-50-703. Procedures Used by Law Enforcement Officers
- Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a law enforcement officer observing a violation of a traffic law, ordinance, rule, or regulation by a nonresident shall issue a citation as appropriate and shall not, subject to subsection (b), require the nonresident to post collateral or bond to secure appearance for trial, but shall accept the nonresident's personal recognizance; provided, that the nonresident has the right upon request to post collateral or bond in a manner provided by law and in that case this part shall not apply.
- No nonresident shall be entitled to be released on personal recognizance if the offense is one that would result in the suspension or revocation of a person's license under the laws of this state.
- Upon the failure of the nonresident to comply with the citation, the law enforcement officer shall obtain a warrant for arrest and shall report the noncompliance to the department. The report of noncompliance shall clearly identify the nonresident; describe the violation, specifying the section of the statute, code, or ordinance violated; indicate the location and date of the offense; identify the vehicle involved; bear the signature of the law enforcement officer; and contain a copy of the personal recognizance signed by the nonresident.
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