Secretary Of Commerce Blames 'Seizure' For Multiple Hit-And-Run Crashes

It was a bad weekend for mysterious celebrity crashes in Southern California. A day after Lindsay Lohan plowed a rented Porsche into the back of an 18-wheeler, Commerce John Bryson rear-ended two other vehicles while driving his Lexus in Los Angeles County. » 6/11/12 10:00am 6/11/12 10:00am

Adventures in Revenue Generation

Police officers in Gardena, California and Rocky Mount, North Carolina have taken to setting up roadblocks to check vehicles for illegal tint, registration and drivers for belt usage and license possession. No drunk drivers were busted, but 62 vehicles were impounded during the four-hour California roadblock alone.… » 6/28/07 9:30pm 6/28/07 9:30pm

Illinois Town Enacts Lame Seizure Ordinance

Beginning next month the city of Oak Forest, IL will assert its right to appropriate your vehicle. Those accused of a number of crimes, including vandalism, shoplifting, armed robbery on down to forgetting one's driver's license will have their cars seized until a $500 bond can be posted. If the city-extorted cash… » 5/30/07 3:45pm 5/30/07 3:45pm

In Texas, They'll Seize Your Car, Then Drive it

We don't particularly like this. By and large, smuggling tends to be an open-and-shut case. You're caught with something you shouldn't have in your vehicle that came from somewhere else, and well, that's generally it. Property seizures are the norm in such cases, but Goliad County, Texas officials have taken things a… » 11/14/06 6:15pm 11/14/06 6:15pm