Unlicensed, uninsured drivers can have cars towed in Portland
In another move to curb street takeovers, the Portland police now will be able to tow cars whose drivers don't have valid licenses and lack insurance.
Officials with the Portland Police Bureau said Saturday, May 14, the policy change "brings the bureau in line with both neighboring law enforcement agency common practice and state law authorization for towing." They also said public comment was strongly in favor of this policy change.
Even though the policy has been revised, it does not require cars be towed. Officers are urged to "exercise discretion" before towing and impounding vehicles.
The full policy can be found here.
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