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(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 or other uniformed employee of the local law-enforcement agency who specifically is authorized to do so by the chief law-enforcement officer or his designee 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 Department of Motor Vehicles of the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the owner of the vehicle as promptly as possible. If the vehicle is removed to a storage area under this division (A)(2), the owner shall pay to the parties entitled thereto all costs incidental to its removal and storage.
(B) This section is adopted pursuant to the authority granted in VA Code § 46.2-1212.
(Ord. passed 8-12-1991; Am. Ord. passed 11-19-2013)