This whole incident of June 29th is a disaster. Two cops dead, two men with ruined lives, all over unpaid taxes on a car. Totally senseless, totally unnecessary, and sad to say, totally illegal in the first place.
Oklahoma Statutes, Title 47-Chapter 74-Section 1115.1 lays out what happens when a vehicle with expired tags is pulled over. Other statutes lay out the grace period of 30 days, the fines that add up per day, the cost of the ticket for driving with expired tags, and the cost to impound and store the car. We are talking about five or six hundred dollars in some cases, over four hundred in most cases, and the people have to pay the registration fees. In this case, it was an old 2007 Chevy so the taxes would have been around $300 to $400 had the guy followed the law and registered the car after buying it from a car dealer with a paper tag. Once towed, he was looking at $1000 or so to get it out after paying the registration fees.
Worse, likely the guy was struggling like all of us were in April of this year, on short hours, if not out of work entirely like many. Despite that, he begged the cop to just write him the $211.00 ticket and let him go home.
July 26, 2020 at 11:48PM
Cops Collecting Taxes, Or A Criminal Carjacking
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