New Law Increases Fine For Hit-and-Run Accidents 8/27/13
August 27, 2013
Texas - This Sunday Texas drivers will be subject to several new laws. One of those is a law that increases the penalty for serious hit-and-run accidents. The law came about due to people fleeing from the scene because they were drunk.
The previous fine for fleeing was smaller than it was for intoxication manslaughter. The new law will now be the same as intoxication manslaughter, which is two to 20 years in prison with a fine up to ten thousand dollars.