Petal, MS asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Mississippi

Q: I had a vehicle accident and my vehicle landed on my own private property. No injuries occurred and no one but myself….

Was involved. I was detained and taken to my local police department under suspicion of DUI-other, whosever, that was not the case. I have seizures. That is what caused myself to run my car into a pole. Unfortunately, the police decided to have my vehicle towed away, even though it was situated on my own private property.

Is this legal? Will I have to pay all the costs to get my vehicle back and towed all the way home?



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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Yes, it is legal for them to have the vehicle towed if there is a suspicion of a DUI. It is a little tricky to seek reimbursement from them as a governmental entity, and would require you to challenge the DUI charge and beat the charge first. That being said, your insurance company may also reimburse you for the expense.

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