Hit and run crimes are very common in Florida. FL law enforcement believes that hit and runs are a growing problem and a solution must be found. Currently, if you drive drunk and hit and kill someone, you'll get a minimum of four years in jail. But if you flee the scene, and law enforcement can't prove you were drunk when the accident took place, then there is no minimum sentence.
Jon Jones, a UFC champion, has decided to turn himself in following a hit-and-run incident that he was allegedly involved in this past Sunday morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The fighter is now facing a felony charge after allegedly hitting the car of a pregnant woman. The woman suffered a broken arm from the accident. According to Jones' arrest warrant, the woman also suffered a wrist injury, and is scheduled for an ultrasound to make sure her unborn child is healthy after this accident.
A "hit & run" is considered when someone leaves the scene of an accident. As serious a crime as that can be, it is even worse when alcohol plays a part in the accident. Over the past few years, Florida has seen a major increase fatal "hit & run" crashes, where the fleeing drivers are suspected of DUI.