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Originally Posted by deputyjones
Only problem is that's not a crime. It might lend itself to his guilt, but not criminal in-and-of-itself.
Well, you're right of course, but if a carjacker takes a car by hitting the driver with a club and the victim is run over in the process, do they charge the carjacker with "Hit-and-Run" on top of the original crime? Seems odd.
It's all semantics of course. We're all pretty well ingrained to call all vehicle crashes "accidents". Most are probably caused by negligence, but I've never heard of anyone reporting a "Negligent" to anybody.
Certainly in this case it was an "intentional". So maybe his lawyer will argue that there's no law against leaving the scene of an intentional.
"Yeah, I was drunk, ran a red light and had an accident."
"Officers report that the driver was doing well over 100MPH when the accident occurred"
Shouldn't it either be "assault with a deadly weapon" or "leaving the scene of an accident"?
Last edited by WalterMitty; 04-30-07 at 12:35 PM.