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A. Vehicle Code Adopted By Reference: The city adopts the provisions of 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/4-201 through 5/4-214 as the basic regulations to be applied by the police department in arranging for motor vehicles described therein to be removed from the public streets of this city.
B. Levy Of Administrative Fee: The person(s) responsible for payment of the towing allowed to be assessed by any or all of the provisions of 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/4-201 through 5/4-214 shall be liable to the city for payment of an administrative fee in the amount set forth in this section.
C. Fee Schedule: The administrative fee charged for all acts and recordkeeping relating to the towing of vehicles within the city by the police department shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) per vehicle, per tow.
D. Impound: No towing company or tow operator shall release any vehicle towed at the request of the East Dubuque police department to any person unless that person shall first provide a receipt to the towing company or tow operator demonstrating that the administrative fee described and levied in this section shall have been paid in full.
E. Exceptions: This section and the fees described herein shall not apply to vehicles which are being towed as a result of a simple traffic accident, roadway breakdown, or other similar reason which is wholly unrelated to towing incident to an arrest for DUI, license suspension, license revocation or other, serious traffic or criminal offense, and for which the logging requirements set forth in 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/4-201 through 5/4-214 do not apply.
F. Violation: No person or company shall violate any provision of this section.
G. Penalty: A person or company found guilty of violating any provision of this section shall be fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) and shall further be liable for any unpaid portion of any administrative fee charged on any vehicle. In addition to any fine or charge imposed by this section, any tow company or tow operator found guilty of violating any provision of this section shall lose the right to conduct tows within the city for a period of three (3) months for a first offense, for a period of six (6) months for a second offense and permanently for any third or subsequent offense. (Ord. 10-1015, 10-18-2010)