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(A) Except when authorized or directed under state law immediately to take a person arrested for a violation of any of the traffic laws or ordinances before a magistrate, any police officer upon making an arrest for violation of the state traffic laws or traffic ordinances of the city shall take the violator's name, address, operator's license number and the registration number of the motor vehicle involved, and issue to him or her in writing, on a form to be provided by the city, a notice to answer the charge against him or her within 72 hours thereafter, at a place specified in the notice. The officer shall thereupon, and after the violator has given his or her written promise to answer as specified in the notice, release the person from custody. The arresting officer shall send one copy of the notice to the Traffic Division and one copy to the city's Court.
(B) Whenever any vehicle is found parked or stopped without a driver, in violation of any of the regulations imposed by ordinance of the city or laws of the state, the officer finding the vehicle shall take its registration number and any other information which he or she may then and there discover, and shall affix to the vehicle in a conspicuous place a notice in writing, on a form to be provided by the city, for the driver to answer to the charge against him or her within 72 hours thereafter during the hours and at the place specified in the notice. The officer shall send one copy of the notice to the Traffic Division and one copy to the Court.
(Ord. 4139, passed 11-27-1939)