Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 543.011
Persons Licensed by State Department or Claiming Diplomatic or Consular Immunity


This section applies to a person who:


is stopped or issued a notice to appear by a peace officer in connection with a violation of:


this subtitle;


Section 49.03 or 49.04 (Driving While Intoxicated), Penal Code; or


Section 49.07 (Intoxication Assault) or 49.08 (Intoxication Manslaughter), Penal Code, involving operation of a motor vehicle; and


presents to the peace officer a driver’s license issued by the United States Department of State or claims immunities or privileges under 22 U.S.C. Chapter 6 (Roadways).


A peace officer who stops or issues a notice to appear to a person to whom this section applies shall record all relevant information from any driver’s license or identification card presented by the person or any statement made by the person relating to immunities or privileges and promptly deliver the record to the law enforcement agency that employs the peace officer.


The law enforcement agency shall:


as soon as practicable contact the United States Department of State to verify the person’s status and immunity, if any; and


not later than the fifth working day after the date of the stop or issuance of the notice to appear, send to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Office of Foreign Missions of the United States Department of State the following:


a copy of any notice to appear issued to the person and any accident report prepared; or


if a notice to appear was not issued and an accident report was not prepared, a written report of the incident.


This section does not affect application of a law described by Subsection (a)(1) to a person to whom this section applies.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 446, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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