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(1) When a driver, owner, or person in charge of a motor vehicle is cited for violation of section 5.231 the officer issuing the citation shall:

(a) Immobilize the vehicle temporarily, until 11:00 a.m. of the following day, by installing on or attaching to the vehicle a device designed to restrict the normal movement of the vehicle;

(b) Conspicuously affix to the vehicle the written notice prescribed in subsection (2) of this section;

(c) Unless release of the vehicle is arranged by 11:00 a.m. of the following day, remove the vehicle from the street or other public property as provided in section 5.695 of this code.

(2) The notice required by subsection (1) of this section shall contain:

(a) The name of the city employe ordering the temporary immobilization;

(b) A description of the vehicle and its location;

(c) A statement of the reason for the temporary immobilization of the vehicle including a reference to the section of this Code violated;

(d) Where to go and how to obtain release of the vehicle;

(e) The date and time when the city will have the vehicle towed and stored at the owner’s expense, resulting in the sale of the vehicle to satisfy these expenses and unpaid bail and fines if the owner fails to redeem the vehicle;

(f) The statement that attempting to remove the immobilization device or removing it or attempting to remove or removing the vehicle before it is released as authorized by this code is an offense.

(3) The parking restrictions of the city shall not apply to a vehicle that has been temporarily immobilized as provided in this section.

(Section 5.700 amended by Ordinance No. 16487, enacted May 22, 1972, and Ordinance 18937, enacted March 8, 1982; and Ordinance No. 20023 enacted September 18, 1995, effective October 18, 1995.)