Towing abuse bill being reviewed by Gov. Rauner

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Governor Bruce Rauner is reviewing a new bill that would punish tow truck drivers who pull up behind disabled vehicles to solicit business.

Often, a car is towed away, even before police arrive to take an accident report.

A bill passed by the General Assembly would make it a felony — with prison time — for a tow truck driver who stops at an accident scene without being called by the car’s owner.

Motorists and their insurance companies could sue towing companies, and even get their legal fees reimbursed.

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