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.
Panicky drivers and brazen cross-walkers are a bad combination. You disagree? Maybe you need to pay attention to the "sunshine state".
The Orlando - Central Florida area has been jokingly referred to as the "hit and run capital of the world". Nothing funny about it, especially when it rings so true.
We have all had this moment: We are driving at night and instead of coming to a complete stop, we slowly go through a stop sign. We hope for the best when we instantly see another car about to hit us and we slam on the brakes or even worse...someone walking across our car's path.