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 determines that the average cost of an intoxication related traffic offense exceeds sixty is one hundred dollars ($60 100.00). 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 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)