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Insurance violators might get their vehicles towed under Lubbock proposal

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In other Texas cities, police have permission to tow your vehicle for not having insurance.  Not in Lubbock.  But that might change soon under a proposal by Councilman Paul R Beane, which is co-sponsored by Council Jim Gilbreath. 

Beane says Dallas adopted such an ordinance in May of 2008 and other cities have followed their lead.  He says drivers who fail to have liability insurance are breaking the law.  However, under Beane's proposal police don't have to tow your vehicle if you get caught with no insurance.  It's the officer's choice. 

"Here's the thing," Beane says.  "Police would have a tremendous amount of discretion."  Beane also says, "I've talked to the City Manager and the Police Chief, and they're okay with it." 

City Council takes up the idea Wednesday morning.

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