- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Waterloo officials may soon consider a proposal that would allow authorities to seize vehicles used in certain crimes and hold them until the owners pay a fine.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/Ud2zA1 ) the City Council may discuss the issue at its Aug. 4 meeting. The ordinance would allow authorities to tow and impound cars used in crimes involving drugs and weapons, among others. Owners would pay a $250 penalty and other charges.

Safety Services Director Dan Trelka told council members Monday that the ordinance would have many benefits, including reducing city liability by moving cars to a secure impound. He said it may also deter people from lending vehicles to others who may use them for unlawful activities.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com


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