LAPD Stops Unlicensed Driver Vehicle Impounds

The LA Times reports that the Los Angeles Police Department has imposed a moratorium on impounding the motor vehicles of unlicensed drivers. Citing a pending Oregon case, City Councilman Jose Huizar was concerned the practice of impounding vehicles may be unconstitutional, and pressed the LAPD to examine their former policy. Exceptions to the new policy enter the vague area of some circumstances. Those nabbed driving license-free will be cited, but the vehicle will only be impounded if it cannot be driven away by a licensed driver - or parked legally and secured. [Unlicensed Driving Bonanza via the LAtimes.com]