"It's based on needs vs risk assessment, and those are delineated out in policy very very clearly. And it really boils down to this: The need to immediately capture the suspect has to outweigh any prevailing risk to the public from the suspects actions," Chief Stevens said.
This week, the Lubbock City Council will debate and possibly vote on a new ordinance that would give Police the discretion to tow a vehicle if the driver doesn't have auto insurance. Councilman Paul Beane and Councilman Jim Gilbreath are sponsors of the ordinance. This ordinance has been passed in other cities in Texas, such as Dallas and Corpus Christi, so it's nothing new to the state.