APPELLATE COURT DETERMINES VEHICLE IMPOUNDMENT FINE IS ACTUALLY A “FEE”
Sep 14, 2020
Written by David J. Freeman
The Fifth District Appellate Court recently decided the case of Saladrigas v. City of O’Fallon, 2020 IL App (5th) 190466, a class-action lawsuit challenging the validity of a City of O’Fallon Ordinance authorizing the impoundment of motor vehicles used to commit certain offenses, including DUI, driving while license revoked, and driving while license suspended. The City’s Ordinance provided that the City could impound the motor vehicle used in the listed offenses and charge $500 to the owner of the vehicle impounded under the Ordinance.