Why did the officer tow my car to impound?
There are several reasons. First, your car could be falsely or fictitiously plated. In this case the officer is required by Indiana law to impound the vehicle until such time that it is properly plated. Second, your car will be towed if you are being arrested and taken to jail. In this case you are being removed from your car and it is being taken to a safe place to be held until you can retrieve it. Finally, the most common situation is that your driver’s license or registration plate is expired. In the case of your driver’s license being expired when you are stopped, the car is now a traffic hazard partially on the roadway. You can’t operate the car legally on the roadway, therefore it is towed as a traffic hazard.

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1. What should I do if I am stopped by the police?
2. Where do Zionsville officers have jurisdiction?
3. My address is in Zionsville, is the Zionsville Police Department the agency that provides services for me?
4. What are the requirements to operate a moped in Indiana?
5. If I receive a traffic ticket how can I pre-pay it?
6. Do Zionsville Police officers have a ticket quota?
7. If a police officer is in an unmarked car, can he stop me and issue me a ticket?
8. Can an officer out of uniform in a marked car stop me for traffic infractions?
9. Is an officer required by law to show me the readout display on a radar unit?
10. Why did the officer tow my car to impound?
11. If I receive a written warning for a traffic infraction, will it go on my permanent driving record?