More than two dozen vehicles have been seized in New Hanover County since the "run and done" law went into effect.
HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The "run and done" law went into effect
in North Carolina at the end of 2011. Since, more than two dozen vehicles have
been seized in New Hanover County.
Wilmington police corralled
sixteen of the 26 vehicles. Three of those drivers ran from state troopers -
one of them in a Winnebago.
Trooper Baxley said he followed
a man driving recklessly for 8 miles on Interstate 40 in September 2012. That
vehicle still sits in New Hanover County Sheriff's lot, along with half a dozen
Fleeing to elude is a felony
crime that doesn't happen too often, according to Sergeant Jerry Brewer with
the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. He said the "run and done" law helps
keep the incidents to a minimum.
hopefully help curtail people from putting others citizens in
danger," he said.
The law gives law enforcement
the authority to seize a vehicle of anyone accused of speeding away from an
officer. Most are returned to the owner after the issue is handled in
court. Some are even returned
before the case is finished because the owner is not the one charged. In that
case a person can petition the judge to release the vehicle.