Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, who works as a prosecutor for the city of St. Paul, said some cities have decided that pursuing DWI forfeitures simply isn’t worth the trouble or cost. “We could do forfeitures all day long for $90,000 Teslas. It’s a very different story when it’s a 1996 station wagon that takes up $10,000 in attorney time,” he said. (File photo)
Panel weighs ending DWI vehicle forfeitures
Cost, ineffectiveness as deterrent cited.