Vehicle confiscation often used in fight against drunken driving

To dismantle a drug-dealing operation, authorities across the country have the power to take ownership of cash and guns linked to illegal activity.

 

But this crime-fighting tactic, known as civil-asset forfeiture, is often used in Minnesota and other states for the more mundane purpose of confiscating the cars of repeat drunken drivers. It’s a practice some believe infringes on civil rights, while others see it as a fitting penalty.

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