Bondi, lawmakers want to crack down on hit-and-run drivers

TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney General Pam Bondi and lawmakers are pushing to crack down on the incentive drunk-drivers have to flee accident scenes when they hit someone.

Florida law currently allows for shorter sentences for leaving the scene of an accident that caused a death than for DUI manslaughter.

Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, and Rep. Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, are pushing legislation known as the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act (SB 102/HB 183), which they said would take away the incentive drivers have to flee the scene by making their prison sentences proportionate for both DUI-manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

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