DUI; expands crimes for which officer may arrest without warrant to include driving watercraft. (SB688)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Arrest without warrant; DUI arrests.  Expands the DUI crimes for whichan officer may arrest a person without a warrant. The bill removes the requirement that an arrest for DUI be made within three hours of an accident and allows an arrest to be made for misdemeanor offenses of DUI or "drunk boating" to be made by any officer, whether or not the offense occurred in his presence, and removes language from the law providing for transfer of custody from one officer to another in drunk boating incidents. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103878D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/28/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB688)
02/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/10/2010Continued to 2011 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)