What are the charges for aDUI with a hit and run?

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What are the charges for aDUI with a hit and run?

Driver was an adult; no injuries; blew a .28; no prior run-ins with the law.

Asked on September 17, 2010 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Based upon the facts that you have provided, there are certain things that do not make sense.  However, the short answer to your question is that the individual may be facing charges of driving while intoxicated and evading responsibility, among other possible charges.  What does not make sense, however, is how the person blew a .26 if this was a hit and run.  In other words, if the person left the scene of the accident then how did he come into custody to take a Breathalyzer?  It does not make sense.  That being said, anytime a DUI involves an accident and/or any other serious motor vehicle charges it is taken more seriously by the prosecution, and therefore I suggest that this person consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Based upon the facts that you have provided, there are certain things that do not make sense.  However, the short answer to your question is that the individual may be facing charges of driving while intoxicated and evading responsibility, among other possible charges.  What does not make sense, however, is how the person blew a .26 if this was a hit and run.  In other words, if the person left the scene of the accident then how did he come into custody to take a Breathalyzer?  It does not make sense.  That being said, anytime a DUI involves an accident and/or any other serious motor vehicle charges it is taken more seriously by the prosecution, and therefore I suggest that this person consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.


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