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When Can the Police Tow Your Vehicle? November 13, 2019

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When Can the Police Tow Your Vehicle?, Colerain, Ohio

Having your vehicle towed unexpectedly is never convenient, especially when the police get involved. However, when you know what might cause the authorities to call a towing company to impound your automobile, you can potentially avoid the hassle and expense. Here are a handful of reasons why the police might tow your car or truck.

4 Reasons the Police May Tow Your Vehicle

1. Expired Registration

It’s illegal to drive with an expired registration. If you get pulled over by the police, they may impound your vehicle if the registration is not current. Avoid unexpected towing by ensuring your proof of registration doesn’t lapse.

2. Invalid License

If the police stop you and you don’t have a valid license, they might have your vehicle impounded. Keep up with the expiration date on your license so that you know when to have it renewed. Pay any driving fines and fees so that you don’t get holds on your license that may render it invalid.

3. Involved in a Crime

towingThe police may call a towing company to retrieve your vehicle if they believe it was involved in a crime, such as drug trafficking or vehicular homicide, which allows them to collect evidence. If the authorities arrest you for a DUI or reckless driving, the police will likely impound your car or truck.

4. Public Safety Hazard

If your vehicle blocks traffic or walkways, the police may have it towed since it presents a safety hazard. The authorities may also call a towing company if your car or truck is at risk of becoming vandalized or stolen.


The next time you need towing in an emergency, contact the team at Engel's Auto Service & Towing. Since 1966, this towing company has provided wrecker services and collision repairs to clients throughout Cincinnati, OH. Call (513) 385-8246 if you need vehicle recovery services, and visit them online to learn more about their auto body work.

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