S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
February 7, 2012
Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing
police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle without a
warrant in certain circumstances when the officer has reasonable cause
to believe that such person has failed to use due care in the opera-
tion of a motor vehicle
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 1146 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (f) to read as follows:
(F) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 140.10 OF THE CRIMINAL
PROCEDURE LAW, A POLICE OFFICER MAY, WITHOUT A WARRANT, ARREST A PERSON,
IN CASE OF A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION (B) OR (C) OF THIS SECTION, IF
SUCH VIOLATION IS COUPLED WITH AN ACCIDENT OR COLLISION IN WHICH SUCH
PERSON IS INVOLVED, WHICH IN FACT HAS BEEN COMMITTED, THOUGH NOT IN THE
POLICE OFFICER'S PRESENCE, WHEN THE OFFICER HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO
BELIEVE THAT THE VIOLATION WAS COMMITTED BY SUCH PERSON.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.