Is it mandatory that AN officer takes A person to jail if someone is pulled over driving on a suspended license for DWI?

or can the officer just write that person a traffic ticket?

Asked on January 24, 2013 under Criminal Law, Arkansas


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, if a law enforcement officer stops a person for reasonable cause and it is believed that the person is driving on a suspended driver's license and/or is driving under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol, standard operating procedures is to arrest the person on the spot, impound the car and have it towed.

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