My girlfriend was driving my car and wrecked it. She is nowhere on the title or registration of the vehicle and the police called a tow truck from out of town instead of one in town and had it towed. The police swept up the glass and put all the pieces of my car in a trash bag that was in my car before the tow truck even got there and now the tow truck driver has my car at his house locked up and won't let me have it untill i pay him 125 for the tow and clean up and 35 a day for storage.
It depends on the rules in your jurisdiction. But, generally, if she had the car with your knowledge or permission and the police legally had it towed, you will likely have to pay the impound fees. It sounds like there is more to the story, like she might have been dui or negligent in the accident. If so, then the impound was probably legally done.
In all likelihood, the tow company will not release the car until they are paid. Your best bet would be to pay the fees now and then, if you so choose, sue your girlfriend for the costs. Obviously, that might not be a favorable option, which could mean you need to eat the costs. Pay the fees immediately so the costs don't keep rising.
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