(A)   Any police officer may remove a vehicle from a street to a garage or other place of safety when the vehicle is left unattended and constitutes an obstruction to traffic or hinders snow removal or street improvement or maintenance operations. The vehicle shall not be released until the fees for towing and storage are paid in addition to any fine imposed for violation of this chapter.
   (B)   The presence of any motor vehicle on any street when standing or parking in violation of this chapter is a prima facie evidence that the registered owner of the vehicle committed or authorized the commission of the violation.
(’77 Code, § 701.07)