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Troopers Warn Drivers About Abandon Vehicles On The Highway

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Washington State Troopers said cars and trucks left abandoned on the side of the highway pose a danger to other drivers.

If the car is parked safely on the right side of the highway troopers will give you 24 hours to move it, but if it is abandoned on the left side of the highway they will probably tow it because they say it is a safety hazard for other travelers.

Sergeant Zach Elmore said in years past law enforcement have found all kinds of interesting things inside abandoned vehicle like dead bodies, women giving birth and even victims that have been kidnapped.  Elmore said, "so we always check the truck and listen for noises.  We'll put our hand on the car to see if there is movement inside, see if someone is trying to get out or is tied up."

Elmore recently tagged a vehicle that was left on Highway 395 in Franklin County.

On the tag it will state the date, time, location and name of trooper that tagged it.