(a)  A member shall promptly obtain a statement of transportation and storage fees from the wrecker operator involved when the court orders the release of any vehicle without payment of transportation and storage costs.  The member shall promptly transmit to the Director of Field Operations, through the chain-of-command, the statement and a copy of the HP-305.1 in addition to any other relevant information.

(b)  The Director of Field Operations shall, in consultation with the Patrol Commander, determine whether to appeal the action of the magistrate.

(c)  The Patrol shall compensate the wrecker operator for reasonable transportation and storage fees in cases where no appeal is taken.  When an appeal is taken, the Patrol shall not compensate wrecker operators until all appeals are exhausted.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-184; 20-185; 20-187; 20-188;

Temporary Adoption Eff. June 9, 2000;

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. July 18, 2008;

Transferred from 14A NCAC 09H .0317 Eff. June 1, 2013.