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(a) The Director or a deputy authorized pursuant to this article, pursuant to Section 836.5 of the Penal Code of the State, may arrest a person without a warrant whenever the Director or such deputy has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a misdemeanor in the presence of the Director or deputy which the Director or deputy has the duty to enforce.
(b) In any case in which a person is arrested pursuant to subsection (a)of this section, and the person arrested does not demand to be taken before a magistrate pursuant to the provisions of Section 836.5 of the Penal Code of the State and Section 5380 of the Public Resources Code of the State, the Director or deputy making the arrest shall prepare a written notice to appear and release the person on his promise to appear as prescribed by Chapter 5-C of Part 1 of Title 3 (commencing with Section 853.6) of said Penal Code. The provisions of said Chapter 5-C shall thereafter apply with reference to any proceeding based upon the issuance of a written notice to appear pursuant to this authority. (§ 4, Ord. 980, eff. August 9, 1984)