Section 14-616 Reimbursement of costs; schedule of costs.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16419 on 05/01/2000, Section 14-616 read as follows.
(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
the average cost of an intoxication related traffic offense
exceeds sixty is one
($ 60 100.00). When the person convicted of violating any provision of this article
by a member of the City of Columbia Police Department, the court may order reimbursement
based on the scheduled cost of sixty one hundred dollars ($ 60 100.00)
or order the costs reduced
if it determines that the costs are excessive.
(Ord. No. 13512, § 1, 11-16-92; Ord. No. 14163 § 1, 8-1-94)