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INFRINGEMENTS ACT 2006 - SECT 97

Powers to detain, immobilise and seize

S. 97(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 87.4).

    (1)     In order to detain, immobilise or seize a motor vehicle under this Part, a police officer or the sheriff may—

        (a)     require the driver of the motor vehicle to stop the motor vehicle and cause it to remain stopped;

        (b)     enter the motor vehicle, using reasonable force if necessary, for the purpose of moving the motor vehicle;

S. 97(1)(c) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 87.4).

        (c)     direct the driver, or any person in possession of the ignition or other keys to the motor vehicle, to give the keys to a police officer or the sheriff;

        (d)     if, after having taken reasonable steps to obtain the keys, the keys are not available, cause any locking device or other feature of the motor vehicle that is impeding the exercise of the power to detain, immobilise or seize the motor vehicle to be removed, dismantled or neutralised, and start the motor vehicle by other means;

        (e)     enter—

S. 97(1)(e)(i) amended by No. 9/2008 s. 24(2).

              (i)     any place that is occupied by the registered operator of the motor vehicle against whom one or more infringement warrants have been issued, whether or not with the consent of that person; or

S. 97(1)(e)(ii) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 87.4).

              (ii)     any place other than a place referred to in subparagraph (i) if the consent of the owner or occupier of that place is given to the police officer or the sheriff; or

              (iii)     any place which is a public place.

S. 97(2) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 87.4).

    (2)     Without limiting subsection (1), a police officer or the sheriff may do anything else reasonably necessary to detain, immobilise or seize a motor vehicle under this Part.

S. 98 amended by Nos 30/2007 s. 236(2), 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 87.4).



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