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Vehicle Impoundment

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Definition - What does Vehicle Impoundment mean?

Vehicle impoundment is the seizure of a vehicle by the state. The state will keep the vehicle in their possession until the impoundment time period ends and the driver has a right to collect their car. Drivers who have multiple DUI convictions or whose driver's license has been revoked or suspended may have their car impounded to eliminate the temptation to continue to drive.

Overnight impoundment is a frequent practice in most states after a driver has been arrested for DUI, but many states also have laws which allow for long-term vehicle impoundment.

Related Links

  • DUI -- more information on DUI from www.duiattorneyhome.com
  • Suspension -- details of drivers license suspension

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