Impound Autos In DUI Cases? State Practices Differ

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http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/6104267.htm In Florida, authorities routinely lock up drunken drivers' cars for as long as three months, the Kansas City Star reports. In Nebraska, they can, too. But state officials are hard-pressed to name even once that happened. Today, 12 states -- from California to Vermont -- allow authorities to impound cars after DUIs, a penalty supported by national traffic safety officials and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Impoundment is a strategy that works, federal studies show. But law enforcement officials and defense lawyers . . .

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