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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

202. Power  to arrest  without warrant.

  1. A  police officer in uniform may  arrest without  warrant any  person who  in his  presence commits an  offence punishable  under section  184 or  section or section 197:

Provided that  any person  so  arrested  in  connection  with  an offence punishable  under section  185  shall,  within two hours of his arrest, be  subjected to a medical examination referred to in sections 203 and  204 by  a registered  medical practitioner  failing which  he shall be released from custody.

  1. A police officer in uniform may arrest without warrant:--
  1. any  person who  being required  under the provisions ofthis Act  to give his name and address refuses to do so, or gives a name  or address which the police officer has reason to believe to be false, or
  2. any  person concerned  in an  offence under  this Act or reasonably suspected  in have  been so  concerned if  the  police officer has  reason to  believe that he will abscond or otherwise avoid the service of a summons.
  1. A police officer arresting without warrant the driver of a motor vehicle shall if the circumstances so require take or cause to be taken any steps he may consider proper for the temporary disposal of the vehicle.

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