As used in this section, "impoundment" means the removal of a motor vehicle to a storage facility or impound lot as authorized by a local ordinance.
If a motor vehicle is impounded by a peace officer following the arrest or taking into custody of a driver for a violation of section(driving while impaired), or an ordinance in conformity with it, the impounded vehicle must only be released from impoundment:
The proof of ownership and insurance or, if applicable, the copy of the rental or lease agreement required by subdivision 2 must be provided to the law enforcement agency impounding the vehicle or to a person or entity designated by the law enforcement agency to receive the information.
No law enforcement agency, local unit of government, or state agency is responsible or financially liable for any storage fees incurred due to an impoundment under this section.
Minn. Stat. § 169A.42
2000 c 478 art 1 s 23