The foregoing provisions of this article shall govern all police officers in making arrests without a warrant for violations of any provisions of article 15, 16, 17, 18 or 19 of chapter 8 of Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, but the procedure prescribed herein shall not otherwise be exclusive of any other method prescribed by law for the arrest and prosecution of a person for an offense of like grade. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, a police officer may arrest for a misdemeanor under K.S.A. 22-2401 on the basis that evidence will be irretrievably lost or that the person may cause self-injury or injury to others or damage to property.
History: L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-2111; L. 1982, ch. 48, § 2; July 1.