Automobile exception: how soon after must warrantless search occur? "Not... immediately"

In a recent Court of Appeals case, the court analyzed two exceptions to the warrant requirement - consent and automobile:



One thing unique about this case, is that the search of the vehicle did not take place immediately on the side of the road. Rather, it was impounded and searched. While law enforcement did get a warrant, the defense argued that the warrant was invalid. The court analyzed the search as if the warrant was invalid under the automobile exception:



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