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Hit and Run in WV | Erin’s Law, Proposed Changes

In contrast to the many Senate and House Bills before the West Virginia State Judiciary Committee in this 2017 Legislative Session that threaten to undermine the legal rights of every West Virginian, there are clarifications and additions that we can agree with in House Bill 2099 as introduced by Delegate McGeehan to the Committee on the Judiciary. The purpose of this bill is to define the act of leaving the scene of [...]

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Hit and Run Accident on Stewart Street Results in Death

At approximately 2:30 a.m. January 17, 2016, officers from the Morgantown Police Department were called to respond to a reported hit and run involving a pedestrian on Stewart Street. It is not necessarily a crime to hit a pedestrian with your vehicle depending on the circumstances, but it is always a crime to leave the scene of the accident. With the passage of Erin's law, the penalty for leaving the [...]

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