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Despite law, vehicles often not impounded in repeat DUI cases
A KCRA-Sacramento investigation found that officials often don’t use a law that allows them to impound cars of repeat DUI drivers.
The station obtained statistics on impounds from local police departments throughout Northern California. They found that some law enforcement agencies haven’t impounded a single repeat offender’s car in four years. By cross-referencing those numbers with arrested drunk drivers who fit the impound criteria, the station learned there were dozens of drivers who could have been towed but weren’t.