Warner Robins adopts wrecker service ordinance


WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The Warner Robins City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on Tuesday regulating wrecker services.

Eight difference wrecker companies will be "on-call" to service the city. They'll rotate companies monthly.

The ordinance and its regulations were adopted to prevent any issues between companies and the city of Warner Robins.

It will be enforced by the Warner Robins Police Department.

No wrecker company drivers used are allowed to have any felony convictions within the past decade, along with other driving record regulations.

The original ordinance called for no felony convictions ever, but Councilman Keith Lauritsen advocated for the ten-year rule.

He said that people deserve second changes and who someone was when they were younger isn't always a reflection of who they are now.

"You can have a 50-year-old gentlemen that had a felony conviction when he was 19 years old," he said. "You are telling me he is not qualified in reference to a city of Warner Robins? I find that hard to believe."

The ordinance lays out rates for different services offered.

Wreckers must respond to the scene withing 30 minutes of notification by the police department or 911 dispatcher.

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