Westchester's DWI Vehicle Impoundment bill is unanimously approved
After a 16-0 vote, the Westchester Board of Legislators approved a bill that allows police to impound the vehicles of drunk drivers. Officials say the legislation gives police the authority to hold the cars of anyone arrested for driving while intoxicated.
According to the bill, vehicles will not be returned for 12 hours or until the driver is completely sober. Officials say if the accused driver is a minor, only a parent or guardian can claim the car.
Monday night's vote came after a second public hearing on the matter. The county executive is expected to sign the bill into law within ten days. The law should go into effect in about three months.