Two Los Angeles Council members have promised to take action amid news that Los Angeles has the highest rate of hit and runs in America. In Los Angeles, each year, up to 20,000 motorists flee the scene of an accident every year and around 4,000 of those people hit are injured or killed according to Councilman Bill Santano.
On Jan 9, Mr. Santano filed a motion to improve on efforts to cut down on these crimes and asked the Los Angeles Police Department to highlight current procedures in place, aimed at at stopping hit and run crimes and he is supported by Councilman Ray Johnson who said,
“We have to toughen our laws.”
Ray believes a good strategy would be the mandatory impounding of vehicles involved in these hit and run crimes.
In America, nationwide, around 11% of collisions involve a driver that fails to stop after the collision, however, shockingly Los Angeles drivers fail to stop in 48% of reported accidents. One such case involved a young student being hit while on his way to school,
“All I remember was hitting the sidewalk and I blacked out,” said the 18 year-old Sam Bernstein who is the son of NBC4’S Nancy Smith. Once again, the driver of the white Honda minivan drove away without stopping.
In Los Angeles each year especially around the holiday period, DUI arrests are decreasing as a result of upped patrols and checkpoints by the Los Angeles Highway Patrol but DUI crime remains at unacceptable levels. The Hedding Law Firm, Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Ron Hedding, can provide an experienced and staunch defense for any DUI offender who feels they were wrongly arrested and want to fight to prove their innocence.
Run by highly sought after and renowned Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, Ron Hedding, the Hedding Law Firm can provide an experience and professionalism rarely found in the legal industry today. Ron Hedding, who has, in the past received acclaim from newspapers, radios and nationwide publications has taken part in some of the most high profile court cases ever to have taken place in Los Angeles courthouses and is known for his unflinching dedication to getting the right results for each of his clients.
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