Rio Rancho DWI seizing law could be put on hold

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A new Rio Rancho law allowing the city to take cars from drunk drivers could be stopped in its tracks.

The Rio Rancho Observer reports that a city resident is collecting signatures to force a special election on the issue.

Under the law approved last month, the city could forfeit the car if a driver with two prior DWI convictions is caught drunk behind the wheel.

It doesn’t take effect until July.

If the petition effort gets a little more than 5,700 signatures, the law would be put on hold.

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