177 Offences relating to stopping vehicles

(1)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months who—

(a)

fails to stop as soon as practicable when required to do so by an enforcement officer exercising a power to stop or search a vehicle; and

(b)

knows or ought reasonably to know that the person exercising the power is an enforcement officer.

(2)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months who—

(a)

fails to comply with a requirement made by a constable under section 10(1)(a) or 32(c); and

(b)

knows or ought reasonably to know that the person imposing the requirement is a constable.

(3)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months who—

(a)

fails to comply with a requirement made by an enforcement officer under section 128; and

(b)

knows or ought reasonably to know that the person imposing the requirement is an enforcement officer.

(4)

Any constable may arrest without warrant any person who the constable has reasonable grounds to suspect has committed an offence against subsection (1) or (3).