Lufkin police start towing uninsured vehicles Monday

Lufkin police start towing uninsured vehicles Monday
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POSTED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 4:18am

UPDATED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:35am

AS REPORTED IN THE LUFKIN DAILY NEWS:

Starting Monday, the Lufkin Police Department will begin towing uninsured vehicles.

That's according to Lufkin Public Information Officer Det. JB Smith.

Smith says, 21.65% of Texas vehicles are uninsured, with Angelina County slightly above the state average at 23.84%.

Lufkin Police Chief Scott Marcotte first discussed a plan to reduce the number of uninsured drivers with city council members in June.

In July, council members approved an ordinance that will allow police to tow uninsured vehicles.

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The Laws on Personal Property are very clear! If the owner of a vehicle chooses to operate a private vehicle on public roads; towing (Impounding) a vehicle bypasses Constitutional boundaries! The car is NOT at Fault IT IS THE OPERATOR! Why not tow their tails to jail? We lock up DUI and DWI offenders. Making people accountable has to have sense. I agree something has to be done. But, When Laws circumvent Property Rights; Like the Eminent Domain law! GOVERNMENT HAS GONE TOO FAR!!!

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