Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:21 AM
My husband was arrested on a DWI charge, he was driving my company issued car at the time. The police confiscated the car and are refusing to return it. We have provided all the proof that they requested. My employer has written a letter requesting the return of the company car not once but twice. They have still refused. The last letter sent was three months ago and they have not responded to it. The prosecutor has stated that they have no legal right to take the car because my husband has proved it is not his. The prosecutor has not demanded that they return it because he says they will be upset and the prosecutor's office and police departments have to work together. It has been over two years, now I also worry about the damage that could be caused to the vehicle from sitting idle so long. Minnesota laws states that they can only confiscate a vehicle that is own by the offender. I believe that they are abusing their power by refusing to return this vehicle, I also believe that it the same as grand theft auto. On the chart it shows that Minnesota confiscates vehicles on the third offense, this is his 2nd offense in 3-4 years. How can I get them to return this vehicle to me? My husband is an alcoholic and went thru treatment 30 years ago and was sober for 27 year prior to his lapses in the last 4 years. Is it stand procedure for the highway department to go back 27 years and use that against you after 27 years of sobriety?