Law Enforcement Should Notify TDLR Anytime a Tow Truck Operator is Ticketed or Arrested

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Any time a police officer, deputy sheriff, deputy constable, state trooper or any law enforcement agency write a citation or arrest a tow truck operator, it’s imperative they send a copy of the probable cause affidavit or traffic citation to the TDLR Enforcement.

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The reason being, if a licensee is arrested or cited prior to renewal, the odds of their license being not renewed, is based on the licensees criminal behavior.

The most recent TDLR action reference the issue:

CHRISTOPHER G HERMIS
City: FRESNO
County: FORT BEND
Zip Code: 77545License #: 25697Complaint # TOW20160006348
Date: 3/17/2016

Respondent’s Dual Incident Management Tow Truck Operator and Vehicle Storage Facility Employee renewal application is denied, and Respondent’s Dual Incident Management Tow Truck Operator and Vehicle Storage Facility Employee license is revoked.

 

Respondent has been convicted of a crime that was committed within 5 years of his renewal application; Respondent has been convicted of an offense that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the licensed occupation.

If a police or sheriff department isn’t going to enforce all parts of the State towing statute, the least you could do send those traffic citation copies and arrest reports of tow truck operators and vehicle storage facility employees to TDLR by email… enforcement@tdlr.texas.gov or fax it to them at (512) 463-9468.

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