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A police officer who has probable cause and arrests a person for violating any provision of this chapter should strongly consider the following post-arrest alternatives:

A. Referral to services, including, but not limited to, law enforcement assisted diversion, local diversion centers, or substance use treatment facilities and programs. A police officer electing the post-arrest alternative under this subsection shall not issue a citation or book the person into jail. The police officer shall collect any evidence and prepare the case for potential referral to prosecution in the event the person fails to follow through with such services; or

B. Booking the person, providing him or her with information regarding the services as provided in subsection (A) of this section, and releasing him or her. (Ord. 3438 § 2 (Exh. A), 2023)