(1A) If a vehicle is
impounded under Subdivision 2 or on an impounding order and a person is
convicted of the offence for which the vehicle was impounded, that person is
liable to pay to the Commissioner an amount specified by the Commissioner as
being equivalent to all reasonable expenses of the Commissioner in storing the
vehicle after the impounding period ends (the post-impoundment expenses ).
(1) The Commissioner
may refuse to release a vehicle impounded under Subdivision 2 or on an
impounding order until the Commissioner is paid the post-impoundment expenses
for the vehicle.
(2A) If the vehicle
impounded under Subdivision 2 is a substitute vehicle impounded under
section 79BCB, the post-impoundment expenses are both the expenses incurred in
storing the substitute vehicle and any unpaid expenses incurred in storing the
initially impounded vehicle (as defined in section 79BCA(1)).
post-impoundment expenses are not to include the costs of storing the vehicle
for any 24 hour period during which the place where the vehicle is stored is
not open to the public.
[Section 80I inserted: No. 10 of 2004 s. 13;
amended: No. 4 of 2007 s. 22; No. 24 of 2008 s. 23 and 25; No. 23 of 2009 s.
23; No. 20 of 2010 s. 13; No. 51 of 2016 s. 39.]