§ 10-3.3  ABANDONING OF VEHICLES.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to leave unattended any automobile, truck or other type of vehicle, including motorcycles and scooters, upon any of the public streets of the town, where parking is prohibited under the terms of this article.
   (B)   Any person, violating the foregoing provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, which shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $50 or 30 days in jail; in addition thereto, the owner, possessor or occupier of the motor vehicle left unattended, shall be liable for a civil penalty in the amount determined annually by the Board of Commissioners in the schedule of fees, plus the actual cost of the removal of the motor vehicle, plus whatever storage charges or safeguarding charges which may be imposed for the protection of the motor vehicle.
   (C)   The Davie County Sheriff’s Office is hereby designated as the agency for the enforcement of this chapter, including the immediate removal of the offending vehicle.
   (D)   All charges for towing, storage or safeguarding of the vehicle, and the civil penalty, are hereby declared to be liens against the vehicle which must be paid prior to the release of the vehicle.
(1989 Code, § 18-42; 2003 Code, § 10-3.3) (Amended 2021)
Cross-reference:
   Abandoned vehicles, see §§ 5-6.2 et seq.
Statutory reference:
   Abandoned and derelict motor vehicles, see G.S. §§ 20-137.6 et seq., 20-219.2 et seq.
   Authority to remove and dispose of junked and abandoned motor vehicles, see G.S. § 160A-303