Hit a pothole axle broke police call their own tow company instead of me calling mines I called mine tow company the officer refused my tow company when it arrived so the officer used the one tow company they had called an overcharged me over $300 and refuse my AAA say they do not take it because they don't use AAA because I didn't have cash on me at the time
Most cities have a contract with a tow company to have the cars in violation of their vehicle codes towed and stored only by that tow company. Once the police attempts to tow the car due to a violation then it is pretty much out of your hands due to the contract and the local rules of the police department.
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Mr. Adibzadeh is correct but I can certainly appreciate your frustration. If you had already contacted AAA before the police arrived then you might have been alright but once they attempt to contact their tow company you are stuck. It is frustrating because like you said the company they use is legally permitted to charge an outrageous amount. It must be doubly offensive to you having AAA which would not have charged you at all. Personally, I think the laws regarding tow companies should be amended as there seems to be a lot of abuse but until they are there isn't much you can do.
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