WV House Of Delegates Approve Stricter Penalties For Hit & Runs

The West Virginia House Members approved an amendment by John Shott, R-Mercer County, that takes out a section about crashes not involving injuries.

With the new amendment, it will add a section involving an injury causing pre-term birth of the death of a fetus. If someone leaves the scene of an accident and was found guilty then it was a misdemeanor unless there is a fatality, now that charge will become a felony under the new bill.

The person could face one to three years in prison and up to a $2.500 fine.

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