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Bill Passes to Crack Down on Hit-and-Runs

by admin on 25th-May-2016

Assembly Bill 2088 recently passed by the State Assembly is designed to strengthen the state’s focus on its growing hit-and-run epidemic. For example, from 2011 to 2015, the number of hit-and-run collisions in Riverside County increased 51 percent. The bi-partisan supported legislation will ensure convicted drivers are held accountable for their decision to flee the scene of a collision involving injury. The existing penalty structure for such hit-and-runs accidents inolving injury allows defendants to evade license suspension by pleading guilty to the crime. AB 2088, championed by Assemblymember Eric Linder, R-Corona, corrects this injustice by requiring the immediate 6-month license suspension or court-ordered community service for defendants who commit a hit-and-run with injury, but plead down to a lesser charge.

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