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Title 4 - Counties
REGULATION OF WRECKERS AT SCENES OF ACCIDENTS
Counties may prohibit wreckers proceeding to accident unless requested.
Each county may provide by ordinance that no wrecker shall proceed to the scene of an accident unless requested by the owner or driver of the vehicle involved in the accident or the law enforcement officer in charge at the scene of the accident.
Establishment of procedure for dispatching wreckers.
Each county adopting such an ordinance shall establish, in conjunction with local highway patrol officials and the sheriff's office, an orderly procedure for dispatching a wrecker to the scene of an accident as provided for in Section 4-18-10.
If a wrecker proceeds to the scene in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, the owner of the wrecker shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in an amount not to exceed two hundred dollars or imprisoned for a term not to exceed thirty days.