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Bill Would Crack Down on Unlicensed Drivers

Mar 2, 2007

By Ed Vogel


CARSON CITY - A Las Vegas assemblywoman introduced a bill Friday that would require police to impound cars of motorists they stop who do not have driver's licenses.

Assemblywoman Ellen Koivisto, a Democrat, said she introduced Assembly Bill 240 because some of her constituents complained they had been involved in accidents with unlicensed motorists without auto insurance.

"That is why we pay high uninsured motorist rates," she said. "Now what happens is they get stopped, cited and never go to court. They get away."

She also said she hopes something can be done so people who truly have forgotten their wallets won't have to pay impound yard charges. It takes about $300 to get a car out of impound.

"That needs to be fixed," Koivisto added.

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