HOUSE BILL NO. 460
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 69, TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM PUBLIC HIGHWAYS BY THE POLICE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section I. Amend §690I, Title 21, Delaware Code by striking the first paragraph of
§6901(a) and substituting In lieu thereof the following:
"(a) Any police officer of this State, or a county or municipality therein, while
In the performance of his duty may remove, store or cause to be removed or stored from any public highway, highway right-of-way, street or alley, at the owner's or operator's expense any motor vehicle, trailer, or part thereof which: (1) Is unregistered or has an expired registration; or (2) is parked or left standing In such manner as to create a hazard by interfering with the normal movement of traffic; (a) by preventing the exit from or entrance to any public highway, private road or driveway; (b) by Interfering with emergency firefighting equipment, (c) by being involved In an accident and rendered Incapable of being moved under Its own power, when the owner or operator has been arrested and detained; or (d) when the owner or operator is unable, unwilling or not available to do so Immediately."
Approved July 7, 1988