CHAPTER 266

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 236

AN ACT TO AMEND CHARTER 45, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE ALLOWING POLICE OFFICERS TO ATTACH SUMMONSES TO CERTAIN UNATTENDED VEHICLES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 4506, Chapter 45, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by relettering the current subsection (d) as (e).

Section 2. Amend Section 4506, Chapter 45, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new subsection (d) In the section to read as follows:

"(d) A summons In appropriate form to be adopted by the Department of Public

Safety may be attached to an unattended vehicle found to be in violation of Section 4508 of this Title by any police officer authorized to arrest for violations of this Title, In lieu of arrest of the operator of such vehicle.

If the identity of the operator of an unattended vehicle is not otherwise apparent, it shall be prima facie evidence that the person In whose name the vehicle Is registered as the owner is responsible for such violation."

Approved June 15, 1988.