Elkins, AR asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arkansas

Q: I ran out of gas at 3:45 this afternoon on a dirt road and by 5:45 the cops had my vehicle towed. Can they do that

It was not blocking any roadway or it wasn't on private property it was on a dirt road

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A: In Arkansas, whether or not a vehicle can be towed can depend on various factors, including local ordinances and state law. Generally, law enforcement has the authority to tow vehicles that are considered abandoned or pose a safety risk. If your vehicle was not blocking the roadway or on private property, it might be questionable as to why it was towed so quickly, especially on a dirt road. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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