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Vehicle confiscations: Good or bad?Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at 3:34 PM
Oregon state law allows seizure of vehicles from drivers accused of DUI, being unlicensed or driving on a suspended license, or having no insurance and/or registration.
The jail intake in the Times-Gazette most days is full of people arrested on those charges.
Would such a law in Tennessee be a deterrent? I like the idea but wonder if those driving under such conditions would think about that sort of law any more than the others they're ignoring.
But if those drivers are found guilty, those vehicles are sold and the local arresting agency gets a share of potential sales, would that be a possible revenue source? Or is that unfair to the arrestees?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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