(A)   The Chief of Police is hereby authorized and directed to supply police officers with citation tags in sets, each set consisting of an original and at least two duplicate copies, for the purpose of giving notice to persons violating any provision of this title.
   (B)   Notice may be given by delivering the tags to the violator or by affixing it to the vehicle involved in the violation.
   (C)   Each citation tag shall direct the violator to appear and to present such tag at a designated place on or before a date and hour specified thereon.
   (D)   Nothing in this section shall be construed to abridge the power of a police officer to arrest any violator and take him into custody.
(`83 Code, § 15-214)