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Waterloo May Consider Car Seizure Proposal

WATERLOO, IA (AP) - Waterloo officials may soon consider a proposal that would allow authorities to seize vehicles used in certain crimes and hold them until the owners pay a fine.

The City Council may discuss the issue at its Aug. 4 meeting. The ordinance would allow authorities to tow and impound cars used in crimes involving drugs and weapons, among others. Owners would pay a $250 penalty and other charges.

Safety Services Director Dan Trelka told council members Monday that the ordinance would have many benefits, including reducing city liability by moving cars to a secure impound.

He said it may also deter people from lending vehicles to others who may use them for unlawful activities.

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