Portland police now have more latitude to impound vehicles

The updated policies give officers more latitude in having vehicles impounded after street racing and under several other circumstances.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police now have more latitude to have vehicles towed and impounded due to an update to the Portland Police Bureau’s policy that went into effect more than two weeks ago.

In a statement issued Saturday about the policy changes, PPB said the change was intended partly to address street takeovers common in illegal racing. But the policy also allows for towing for other traffic violations.

Two city code violations introduced recently to address street racing — Unlawful Street Takeover and Unlawful

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