Chapter 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC*
Section 14-616 Reimbursement of costs; schedule of costs.
(a) Upon a plea of guilty or a finding of guilty of violating
any provision of this article, the
court may, in addition to imposition of other penalties and costs provided by law, order the
convicted person to reimburse the law enforcement agency which made the arrest for the costs
associated with such arrest. Such costs shall include the reasonable cost of making the arrest,
including the cost of any chemical test to determine the alcohol or drug content of the person's
blood, and the cost of processing, charging, booking and holding such person in custody. When
the convicted person was arrested by a member of the City of Columbia Police Department, the
reimbursement ordered by the municipal judge shall be treated as court costs.
(b) Based on a review of Columbia Police Department
statistics, the council determines that
the average cost of an intoxication related traffic offense is one hundred
). When the person convicted of violating any provision of this article was arrested by a
member of the City of Columbia Police Department, the court may order reimbursement based
on the scheduled cost of one hundred
) or order the costs reduced if
it determines that the costs are excessive.
(Ord. No. 19251, § 1, 10-2-06)
(Ord. No. 13512, § 1, 11-16-92; Ord. No. 14163 § 1, 8-1-94; Ord. No. 16419,
§ 1, 5-1-00)
(Ord. 19251, Amended, 10/02/2006, Prior Text; Ord. 16419, Amended, 05/01/2000, Prior Text)