A criminal citation may be issued with a complaint only if a procedure for the issuance of a citation with a complaint has been authorized by the district attorney for the county in which the crime is alleged to have been committed.
A complaint or information may be filed with the court before or after the issuance of a criminal citation without a complaint. Nothing in this section affects the requirement that a complaint or information be filed for the crime charged.
More than one crime may be charged in a single criminal citation. However, if a defendant is to be charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants in violation of ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants), a separate criminal citation must be used for the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicants and that citation may not be used to charge the defendant with the commission of any other crime.