The D.C. Council will consider legislation Tuesday to end the city’s occasional practice of arresting drivers of vehicles with expired registration.

Police in the District are authorized to arrest and jail drivers if their plates are more than 30 days out of date. The current law applies even to out-of-state drivers.

The policy change, which would decriminalize driving in the District with an expired license plate, is on the agenda for the council’s 11 a.m. legislative meeting.

If approved, the change would institute a fine and impounding schedule but would not include jail time.

Stay with PostLocal for updates on the proposed policy change.


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