Impound Ordinance Could Be Costly For Uninsured Drivers
POSTED: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:22am
UPDATED: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 11:57pm
Under a new city ordinance, Police have the authority to impound any car whose driver can't show proof of insurance.
We did some research to find out how much this process would cost someone who was pulled over.
The fine for not having insurance will cost you $275. If Police decide to impound your car, you'll be charged a $50 towing fee. It'll be another $65 for the impound fee. Add it all up and you're looking at a nearly $400 bill.
90 days from now, the new ordinance will go into effect.
The new law applies to everybody who drives in the City of El Paso, even if you have an out-of-state license plate.
Police estimate around 40,000 El Pasoans drive without insurance.