A Springfield man whose car was impounded following a DUI arrest has filed a class action lawsuit against the city, saying its policy of impounding vehicles is unconstitutional and violates drivers’ rights to due process. Derek Fulton’s complaint says state law does not permit Springfield to seize vehicles and impose a $500 penalty before the driver has even been found guilty of an offense. The complaint seeks to force the city to refund the fines paid by Fulton and other drivers. The city says it has pulled in more than a million dollars from vehicle impoundments since 20-10.
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