Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act, 1998

Arrest without warrant for certain offences where summons may not be satisfactory to ensure appearance.

9.—(1) Where a member of the Garda Síochána has reasonable grounds—

(a) for believing that an offence resulting from a contravention of this Act or regulations made under section 17 has been or is being committed in connection with the operation on a public road of transport equipment, and

(b) for doubting that an address provided as an address for service by the person whom the member believes to have committed or to be committing the offence is a satisfactory address for service of a summons on the person for the prosecution of the offence,

the member may, without warrant, arrest the person.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) (b), an address is a satisfactory address for service if it appears to the member of the Garda Síochána that—

(a) the person will be at the address for a sufficiently long period for it to be possible to serve the person with a summons; or

(b) that some other person specified by the first-mentioned person will accept service of a summons for the first-mentioned person at the address.