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Some jurisdictions permit the police to seize the vehicle used in the DUI or the drive while suspended offence. The vehicle may be towed to a police or private pound and held pending further investigation or payment of a fee. Some jurisdictions allow the police to hold the vehicle for a certain number of days.
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In Ontario a motor vehicle may be impounded if a suspended driver is found driving. A police officer will seize the vehicle and the Registrar of Motor Vehicles issues an impound order. There is no trial first.
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