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Corpus Christi PD Purchases New Tow Truck

May 1st, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The City of Corpus Christi, Texas, has purchased a new tow truck for its police department in preparation for towing and impounding vehicles of motorists who lack proper insurance and registration. According to news reports, the Corpus Christi Police Department will conduct a “Zero Tolerance No Insurance Initiative,” in which motorists who fail to show financial responsibility at driver’s license checkpoints throughout the city will have their vehicles towed to the city’s impound lot and receive a citation. The “Zero Tolerance No Insurance Initiative” will be conducted during the week of May 2, 2011, through May 9, 2011.

The cost of the tow truck was $64,998, reports said. It will be used to move vehicles in and around the impound lot. The city also hired two employees to operate the truck.

In February, the police department’s impound lot began having monthly auctions, reports said, which has produced revenue for the city and generated compliance with financial responsibility requirements. During a three-month period the city made $340,760 in revenue, which provided funding for the tow truck and employees.