Republican lawmakers in New York have proposed a measure that would increase the penalties for leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
State Senator Dean Murray introduced the bill.
Under Murray’s proposed bill, penalties and fines would be increased from a class D felony to a class B felony when a victim of a hit-and-run is killed. The bill would also be expanded to include drivers of all ages.
The proposal is still in the early stages, but lawmakers hope that it will help deter hit-and-run incidents and bring justice to victims and their families.
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