A Local Law amending Chapter 85 entitled, “Forfeiture of Vehicles in Connection With Criminal Acts” in relation to forfeiture of vehicles attempting to evade police officers.
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Yonkers has adopted the abovementioned legislation that provides a means for the City to seize and subsequently seek the forfeiture of vehicles used in the attempt to flee/evade police officers to reduce and eliminate the occurrences of high-speed chases or dangers involving police chases within the City of Yonkers.
The penalties for offenses pursuant to this ordinance are as follows:
A civil action seeking forfeiture brought pursuant to this section shall be commenced in the County of Westchester within sixty (60) days after such person has been convicted of any offense arising out of his or her arrest or summons under section eleven hundred eighty-two of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, if brought pursuant to subsection A. of this section, or within sixty (60) days after such person has been convicted of any offense arising out of his or her arrest or summons under sections 270.25, 270.30, or 270.35 of the Penal Law, if brought pursuant to subsection B. of this section. The Yonkers Police Department shall make a timely notification to the Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding such conviction, or other disposition of the applicable criminal action or proceeding regarding such person.
The complete text of the ordinance is on file and may be examined at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 40 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701.