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AGO Opinions with Topic: ARREST OF LEGISLATORS FOR TRAFFIC OFFENSES
AGO 1979 No. 1 >  January 5, 1979
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - LEGISLATORS - MOTOR VEHICLES - ARREST OF LEGISLATORS FOR TRAFFIC OFFENSES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- LEGISLATORS ‑- MOTOR VEHICLES ‑- ARREST OF LEGISLATORS FOR TRAFFIC OFFENSES Although the privilege from arrest in Article II, § 16 of the Washington Constitution extends beyond the term of a legislative session, it relates to the possibility of civil arrest only and is not a privilege from arrest for the commission of a crime; therefore, Article II, § 16 does not preclude the arrest of a member of the Washington State Legislature for the commission of a traffic offense within the purview of RCW 46.61.010.
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