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I fear it won't, and they'll make exactly the wrong kind of example of him.
What kind of defense is, "Your honor, at least he didn't flee the scene of the accident, like everyone else does nowadays?"
And the lowlives (lowlifes?) who flee will continue to get slapped on the wrist, because, hey, at least they were sober by the time they turned themselves in, right?
I'm not suggesting the kid should get off because he didn't flee. But as long as there is incentive to hit-n-run, people will continue to do so. And sometimes, it even opens up the opportunity for getting away with only a little ding to your conscience. (Hopefully.)
And another thing: do you think Arthur Jacobs would have only gotten 6 years if he'd killed Julianne Thomson and then tried to run?
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