The funds collected from the auctions will go to fund anti-crime programs designed to keep the community safe, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. The proceeds will also fund anti-drug efforts and go to New York State.
There will be 19 vehicles auctioned at noon on Jan. 23. Four additional vehicles will be auctioned off at noon on Jan. 30. The auctions take place through an Internet auction site – Copart.com.
These vehicles were forfeited by criminals who have been convicted of crimes, such as driving while intoxicated, possession of drugs, vehicle assault and other charges. Some of the vehicles were involved in collisions.
The vehicles can be inspected at 1983 Montauk Highway in Brookhaven from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The vehicles on the auction block may be viewed now. The list mostly includes vehicles from the late 1990s to early 2000. Models include a BMW 325i, Chevrolet Malibu LS, Ford Explorer, Honda Accord EX, Hyundai Sonata GLS, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Maxima GLE, Nissan Pathfinder, Pontiac Grand Prix, Toyota Rav4 and others.