Sec. 82153. (1) When a person is convicted under section 82152(1), 1 the snowmobile, if it is owned by that person, shall be ordered impounded for not
less than 30 or more than 120 days from the date of judgment.
(2) An order of impoundment issued pursuant to subsection (1) is valid throughout
the state. Any peace officer may execute the impoundment order. The order shall include the implied consent of the owner of the snowmobile to the
storage for insurance coverage purposes.
(3) The owner of a snowmobile impounded pursuant to this section is liable for expenses
incurred in the removal and storage of the snowmobile whether or not the snowmobile
is returned to him or her. The snowmobile shall be returned to the owner only if the owner pays the expenses
for removal and storage. If redemption is not made or the snowmobile is not returned as provided in this
section within 30 days after the time set in the impoundment order for return of the
snowmobile, the snowmobile shall be considered abandoned.
(4) Nothing in this section affects the rights of a conditional vendor, chattel mortgagee,
or lessor of a snowmobile registered in the name of another person as owner who becomes
subject to this part.
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