§ 71.31  TEMPORARY REMOVAL AND DISPOSITION OF VEHICLES INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS.
   (A)   Whenever a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer involved in an accident is so located as to impede the orderly flow of traffic, the police may:
      (1)   At no cost to the owner or operator remove the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer to some point in the vicinity where it will not impede the flow of traffic; or
      (2)   Have the vehicle removed to a storage area for safekeeping and shall report the removal to the State Department of Motor Vehicles and to the owner of the vehicle as promptly as possible.
   (B)   If the vehicle is removed to a storage area under division (A)(2) of this section, the owner shall pay to the parties entitled thereto all costs incidental to its removal and storage.
(1997 Code, § 66-12)
Statutory reference:
   Authority for this section, see VA Code, § 46.2-1212