Driving under influence of alcohol; law-enforcement officer to arrest without warrant. (HB1954)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transfer of custody in a DUI arrest. Allows a law-enforcement officer to arrest without a warrant any person whom the officer has probable cause to suspect of driving while intoxicated or committing certain DUI-related offenses in the officer's presence and to thereafter transfer custody of the person suspected of any such violation to another officer, who may obtain a warrant based upon statements made to him by the arresting officer. Currently this transfer authority exists only for arrests made for drunk boating. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098515618
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/28/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HB2245
01/30/2009Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB2245-Barlow)