Sec. 25-197. Checking speed with electrical devices; certificate as to accuracy; arrest without warrant.
(a) The speed of any motor vehicle in the city may be checked by the use of radio microwaves or other electrical device. The results of such checks shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of the speed of such motor vehicle in any court or legal proceedings where the speed of the motor vehicle is at issue.
(b) In any court or legal proceedings in which any question arises as to the calibration or accuracy of any radio microwaves or other electrical device used to check the speed of any motor vehicle, a certificate, executed and signed by the officers calibrating or testing such device for its accuracy and stating the time of such test, type of test and results of testing when such certificate is accompanied by a certificate, or a true copy thereof showing the calibration or accuracy of the speedometer of any vehicle employed in calibrating or testing such device, and when and by whom such speedometer calibration was made, shall be admissible when attested by one such officer who executed and signed it as evidence of the facts therein stated and the results of such testing.
(c) The driver of any such motor vehicle may be arrested without a warrant under this section; provided, that the arresting officer is in uniform and displays his badge of authority; provided further, that such officer has observed the registration of the speed of such motor vehicle by the radio microwaves or other electrical device, or has received a radio message from the officer who observed the speed of the motor vehicle registered by the radio microwaves or other electrical device; provided that, in case of an arrest based on such a message that such radio message has been dispatched immediately after the speed of the motor vehicle was registered and furnished the license number or other positive identification of the vehicle and the registered speed to the arresting officer. (Code 1959, § 20-82)
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