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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION, IMPOUNDMENT & STORAGE OPS-43 <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 6 <br />02-01-08 N/A YES <br />01-25-08 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines and procedures when vehicle <br />impoundment is necessary. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to impound vehicles in <br />accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) § 28-3511 for thirty days when <br />officers encounter a driver in violation of this statute. <br /> <br />III. PROCEDURE <br /> <br />A. Officers shall cause the removal and impoundment of a vehicle if the <br />ANY <br />officer determines that a person is driving the vehicle while of the <br />following apply: <br />1. The vehicle operator’s driving privileges are suspended or revoked <br />OR <br />for any reason (AZ or other jurisdiction), <br />2. According to MVD records, the person has never been issued a <br />driver’s license or permit and the person does not produce <br />OR <br />evidence of a driver’s license issued by another jurisdiction, <br />3. The person is involved in a collision resulting in either property <br />AND <br />damage, or injury to or death of, another person their driving <br />privilege is canceled, suspended or revoked, or according to MVD <br />records the person has never been issued a driver’s license or <br />permit and the person does not produce evidence of a driver’s <br />AND <br />license issued by another jurisdiction, they are not in <br />compliance with the financial responsibility requirements of Chapter <br />OR <br />9, Article 4 of ARS Title 28, <br />4. When an officer has probable cause to arrest the driver of the <br />vehicle for a violation of ARS § 4-244.33 (for a person under 21 <br />years of age to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle <br />while there is any spirituous liquor in their body); or a violation of <br />ARS § 28-1382 (Extreme Driving Under the Influence (DUI); or a <br />violation of ARS § 28-1383 (Aggravated DUI). <br /> <br />B. Officers will not cause the removal and impoundment of a vehicle under <br />these conditions if the following apply under ARS 28- 3511C: <br /> <br />