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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles



(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1102)
  • § 1102. Removal of stopped vehicles

    (a) Any enforcement officer is authorized to:

    (1) move a vehicle stopped, parked, or standing contrary to section 1101 of this title, or to require the driver or other person in charge to move the vehicle to a position off the paved or main-traveled part of the highway;

    (2) remove an unattended vehicle which is an obstruction to traffic or to maintenance of the highway to a garage or other place of safety;

    (3) remove any vehicle found upon a highway, as defined in 19 V.S.A. § 1, to a garage or other place of safety when:

    (A) the officer is informed by a reliable source that the vehicle has been stolen or taken without the consent of its owner; or

    (B) the person in charge of the vehicle is unable to provide for its removal; or

    (C) the person in charge of the vehicle has been arrested under circumstances which require his or her immediate removal from control of the vehicle.

    (b) Any enforcement officer causing the removal of a motor vehicle under this section shall notify the Department as to the location and date of discovery of the vehicle, date of removal of the vehicle, name of the towing service removing the vehicle, and place of storage. The officer shall record and remove from the vehicle, if possible, any information which might aid the Department in ascertaining the ownership of the vehicle and forward it to the Department. A motor vehicle towed under authority of this section may qualify as an abandoned motor vehicle under subchapter 7 of chapter 21 of this title. (Added 1971, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 1, 1973; amended 1973, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1997, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. April 27, 1998; 2015, No. 50, § 23.)