PA 09-120—sHB 5262
AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLES USED FOR ILLEGAL STREET RACING
SUMMARY: By law, no one may operate a motor vehicle on a pubic highway for a wager, a race, or for the purpose of making a speed record. Violators are subject to a fine of $75 to $600, up to one year imprisonment, or both for a first offense and a $100 to $1,000 fine, up to one year imprisonment, or both for any subsequent offense. In addition to these penalties, this act permits the court to (1) order the motor vehicle the person used to be impounded for up to 30 days if it is registered to the offender or (2) if the vehicle is registered to someone else, fine the offender up to $2,000 for a first offense and up to $3,000 for any subsequent offense. The act makes an impounded vehicle's owner responsible for all fees or costs resulting from the impoundment.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2009
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