Lawriter - OAC - 3335-21-07 Impounding.

3335-21-07 Impounding.

(A) Disabled vehicles obstructing traffic.

(1) University law enforcement officers or traffic control officers are hereby authorized to remove a vehicle from a street or roadway to the nearest place of safety when a vehicle upon a street or roadway is so disabled as to constitute an obstruction to traffic and the person in charge of the vehicle is unable to provide for its custody or removal.

(2) When a vehicle, left unattended upon a street or roadway, has been removed, and the officer knows or is able to ascertain from the registration records in the vehicle the name and address of the owner thereof, the university shall immediately give or cause to be given notice to such owner of the facts of the removal, the reasons therefor, and the place to which such vehicle has been relocated.

(3) Whenever an officer removes a motor vehicle from a street or roadway under this rule and does not know and is not able to ascertain the name of the owner, or for any other reason is unable to give notice to the owner as hereinbefore provided, and if the vehicle is not returned to the owner within a period of thirty days, then the university shall immediately cause the vehicle to be turned over to the sheriff's department for disposition in accordance with state law applicable to abandoned vehicles. (See section 4513.60 of the Revised Code.)

(B) Other reasons for impounding. In addition to other powers of enforcement, each of the university and, to the extent the following occur within a parking area subject to the concession agreement, the parking operator is hereby authorized and directed to impound any vehicle and hold the same in custody, if such vehicle is:

(1) On a sidewalk;

(2) Within an intersection;

(3) On a crosswalk;

(4) Within thirty feet of, and upon the approach to, any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic control device;

(5) In any area where such standing or parking would obstruct construction, traffic, or prevent university services from being conducted;

(6) Parked within ten feet of a fire hydrant;

(7) Parked in such a way as to block a driveway or a service entrance, create a hazard to public safety or impede construction or maintenance requirements;

(8) Parked in an area for which "No Parking--Tow-Away Area" or other restrictive signs or traffic control devices are erected;

(9) Subject to unpaid or unsettled notices of violation issued against it in the aggregate amount of one hundred fifty dollars or more; or

(10) An unauthorized vehicle parked in a space or area reserved for persons with disabilities.

(C) An unauthorized vehicle parked in a space or area reserved for persons with disabilities.

(D) Entering an impounded vehicle. A university law enforcement officer or traffic control officer has the right to enter an impounded vehicle if a lost, stolen, altered, reproduced, forged, or revoked permit is in use, or a state issued disability parking placard is displayed which is not assigned to the driver of said vehicle.

(E) Charges and assessments. Any vehicle impounded may be subject to towing and storage charges and all outstanding assessments as established in accordance with the concession agreement.

Replaces: 3335-21-07

Effective: 8/3/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3335
Rule Amplifies: 3335.08
Prior Effective Dates: 03/13/1978, 11/19/1978, 08/02/1982, 07/01/2003, 08/03/2012