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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, GIVING POLICE AUTHORITY TO REMOVE OR CAUSE TO BE REMOVED CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES FROM PUBLIC HIGHWAYS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new chapter to be known as Chapter 69 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 69. REMOVAL OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM

PUBLIC HIGHWAYS BY POLICE

§ 6901. Removal of motor vehicles from public highways by police

Any police officer of the State, County or Municipality in the State of Delaware while in the performance of his duty shall have the authority to remove or cause to be removed 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, parked or left standing in such manner as to create a hazard by interfering with the normal movement of traffic ; by preventing the exit from or entrance to any public highway, private road, or driveway; by interfering with emergency firefighting equipment; 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 when the owner or operator is unable, unwilling or not available to do so immediately.

Approved May 26, 1966.