Police chiefs facing tight budgets are turning to a new source for money -- drivers who cause fender benders or more serious accidents.
A few dozen police departments in the Midwest began charging drivers and their insurers within the past year for the cost of investigating traffic accidents and writing up reports.
Bills for drivers range from $120 to $500.
What the hell? That's lame. It's starting in states all across the midwest. This is going to deter people from filing accident reports on minor accidents. Especially if your not at fault. Imagine being completely broke, and someone hits you. You can't control that, but you're charged for calling a police officer out to file a report.