Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 47, § 540. Arrest

Any officer of the Division of State Police or other peace officer or any authorized representative of the commissioner has the right, power, and authority to arrest, without warrant, and take before any committing magistrate of the parish in which the offense shall have been committed any person violating or whom such officer has reasonable grounds to suspect has violated any of the provisions of this Chapter.  The district attorney of the district in which such parish is situated and the commissioner shall be notified and the district attorney may be required by the presiding judge to attend upon the date fixed for the trial and to represent the state.  When such arrests are made, under circumstances which jeopardize or endanger the safety or security of the motor vehicle involved or that of its passengers or load, the officer shall afford a reasonable opportunity to the operator of the vehicle to provide reasonable security therefor.


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