[Ord. No. 995 §1701, 5-19-1987]
[Ord. No. 995 §1702, 5-19-1987]
Except when authorized or directed under State law to immediately take a person before the judge of the City Court for the violation of any traffic laws, a Police Officer who halts a person for such violation other than for the purpose of giving him a warning or warning notice and does not take such person into custody under arrest, shall issue to him a uniform traffic ticket.
[Ord. No. 995 §1703, 5-19-1987]
Any person arrested and charged with violating a traffic ordinance may, at the discretion of the officer authorized by law or rule of court to accept bail, deposit his chauffeur's or operator's license issued by this State in lieu of any other security for his appearance in court to answer any such charge, except when the charge is driving while intoxicated, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, driving when his license is suspended or revoked, or for any charge made because of a motor vehicle accident in which a death has occurred.
The Judge, Court Clerk or other officer requiring security for an appearance shall accept the deposit of the license in lieu of bail and, if the license is accepted, shall issue a receipt to the licensee for the license upon a form approved by the Director of Revenue. The licensee may, until he has appeared at the proper time and place as stated in the receipt to answer the charge placed against him, operate motor vehicles while in possession of the receipt, and the receipt shall be accepted in lieu of the license as provided by Section 302.181 RSMo. If a continuance is requested and granted, the licensee shall be given a new receipt for his license.
If the driver fails to appear at the proper time to answer the charge placed against him, the Clerk of the Court, or the Judge of the Court if there is no Clerk, shall within ten (10) days notify the Director of Revenue of the failure to appear, and the Director shall thereafter withhold any renewal of the license or the issuance of a duplicate license to the licensee until notified by the Court that the charge has been reduced to final judgment.
[Ord. No. 995 §1704, 5-19-1987]
Any person who wilfully violates his written promise to appear or who shall fail to appear in response to any summons or warrant shall be guilty of a misdemeanor regardless of the disposition of the charge upon which he was originally arrested or summoned.