City Council to Consider Impound Ordinance

POSTED: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:23pm

EL PASO---Uninsured drivers may soon find themselves without a car if El Paso police get their way tomorrow.
A new city ordinance is coming up for debate at today's city council meeting.
Right now when police pull a driver over and they don't have proof of insurance, officers can only give them a ticket.
The ordinance would also give them the authority to impound the driver's car.
El Paso police say last year they gave out more than 50,000 tickets to drivers who were not properly insured.
The ordinance would allow police to impound a car and leave it up to the driver to retrieve it.
Police say the decision to impound would be up to the officer's discretion.
The law would apply to anyone driving in El Paso, whether they be from out of state or from across the border.
City council votes on the ordinance this morning.
The public will have a chance to voice their concerns.
We'll have the latest on this story tonight on Newschannel 9 at 5 as well as right here on KTSM.com.

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