.14 Impoundment.

A. If a vehicle is impounded by the police, the permittee shall tow and store the vehicle as directed by the police.

B. A permittee may not release an impounded vehicle and any personal property contained within it to its owner or other legally authorized claimant unless the law enforcement agency that impounded the vehicle authorizes the release in writing. The permittee shall be authorized to recover the costs of towing and storage from the owner or other legally authorized claimant before releasing the impounded vehicle and personal property.

C. If an impounded vehicle becomes an abandoned vehicle, the police may dispose of the vehicle in accordance with Transportation Article, Title 25, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland.