Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-1160 Page: 3 of 6
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Hon. ~uincy Hawkins, page 3
OIFENSE NO. 1, listed by you, in your letter,
"Operating a motor vehicle without li htsw,
is apparently covered by Article 98 of the. Penal Oode
0fS NO. S, listed by you, in your letter,
"Operating an unregistered vehicles*,
is apparently covered by Article 809b of the Penal Code
OF ZS NO. 5, listed by you, in your letter,
is apparently covered by Article 477 of the Penal Cod
Artie] a 805 of the Penal Code of Texas, s eds
"Any poeae offi er is autboried to arrnt
without warrant any persan =owad costting a
violation of any provision of the preceding ar-
ti0les of this chapter".
This article of the Penal Code gives pease -
f lsrs the right to arrest without warrant persons found
commaitting a violation of Article 9Q98 of the Penal COde,
to-wit; the offense of operating a aotor vehicle without
lights, but it does not give peae. offers the right
to arrest without warrant persons violating 80Tb of the
Penal Cod., tSo-wi; the offense o operating an unregi e-
tered motor vehicle,
A eonrtable is withbLt authority to ar-
rest without warrant fotr refusal to drive teruak
to sales to ascertain whether r not th trI~
was overloaetd inder statute vesting peace of-
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-1160, text, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth258343/m1/3/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.