Republican wants to impound cars if drivers lack license

Posted Friday, November 27, 2015---9:33 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Republican legislator has introduced a bill that would require drivers who lack valid licenses to immediately surrender their vehicles to police.

Rep. Joe Sanfelippo of New Berlin began circulating the proposal for co-sponsors on Tuesday. He said in a memo to his fellow lawmakers that the measure would keep dangerous and irresponsible motorists off the road.

Under the bill, police would have to immediately impound the vehicle if the driver is caught operating with a suspended or revoked license or simply doesn't have a license. Cars not claimed after more than 30 days following the end of the impoundment period could be sold.

A spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos didn't immediately return an email Friday inquiring about the bill's chances.

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