Abandoning a vehicle
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(1) A person commits the offense of abandoning a vehicle if the person abandons a vehicle upon a highway or upon any public or private property.
(2) The owner of the vehicle as shown by the records of the Department of Transportation shall be considered responsible for the abandonment of a vehicle in the manner prohibited by this section and shall be liable for the cost of removal and disposition of the abandoned vehicle.
(3) A vehicle abandoned in violation of this section is subject to the provisions for removal of abandoned vehicles under ORS 819.110 (Removal and sale of abandoned vehicle) and 819.120 (Immediate custody and removal of vehicle constituting hazard) and to being sold as provided under ORS 819.210 (Sale of vehicle not reclaimed) or 819.220 (Disposal of vehicle without notice and public auction).
(4) The offense described in this section, abandoning a vehicle, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §677; 1995 c.758 §7]
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