79. Where a peace officer or an employee of a regional authority or a municipality entrusted with the carrying out of this Act ascertains an offence under section 70, he may serve a statement of offence on the driver with a notice enjoining the defendant to remedy the offence and furnish proof thereof within 48 hours.
The statement of offence ceases to have effect if the required proof is furnished, within the time prescribed, to a peace officer or, as the case may be, an employee of a regional authority or a municipality entrusted with the carrying out of this Act.
Where a notice is attached to the statement of offence, the time prescribed in article 160 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1) begins to run only from the expiry of the time indicated in the notice.
1983, c. 46, s. 79; 1986, c. 63, s. 20; 1987, c. 26, s. 24; 1992, c. 61, s. 608; 1999, c. 40, s. 321.