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Old 04-04-19, 06:56 PM
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Suspect Identified in NC Hit and Run!

Great work by the Winston-Salem police department!! Itís just a matter of time before the suspect is found.

Robert remains unconcious.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.jou...8a967.amp.html
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Glad it looks like they identified the offender, but this infuriates me:

"On an unrelated matter, Lucas has a court date in Wake County on April 26 for charges of driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resisting a police officer, court records show. Lucas was arrested in Wake County on March 10 and registered 0.20 in blood-alcohol content. Under North Carolina law, a person is considered legally impaired with a 0.08 blood-alcohol content."

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The law should be changed so that the punishment for hit and run is no less than the punishment the offender would receive were they found to be DUI when the collision occurred. Anything else encourages the offender to hit, run, and hide long enough to sober up. That is NOT ok.

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I hope the rider recovers. I also hope the driver actually gets convicted and does time. That would be a nice change.
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Old 04-06-19, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
The law should be changed so that the punishment for hit and run is no less than the punishment the offender would receive were they found to be DUI when the collision occurred. Anything else encourages the offender to hit, run, and hide long enough to sober up. That is NOT ok.
Absolutely the laws should be changed; however there will still be many dodges like "I didn't realise that I hit something", "I thought I hit an animal, pothole, etc." The other thing is intent. Perhaps a change in the law would strengthen the concept of intent so that running away more clearly shows that the driver intended to avoid prosecution. Even so, jail time, revocation of license, fines ... don't seem to be much of a deterrent to some. I think the courts need to consider redefining "cruel and unusual punishment" so the driver gets a taste of what he did to the victim.

Every day while I'm riding, I have to trust other road users to be competent in their abilities and compliant with laws and conventions. These kind of stories are really eroding my trust to the point where I don't like riding on public roads much anymore.
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Old 04-06-19, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Glad it looks like they identified the offender, but this infuriates me:

"On an unrelated matter, Lucas has a court date in Wake County on April 26 for charges of driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resisting a police officer, court records show. Lucas was arrested in Wake County on March 10 and registered 0.20 in blood-alcohol content. Under North Carolina law, a person is considered legally impaired with a 0.08 blood-alcohol content."

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The law should be changed so that the punishment for hit and run is no less than the punishment the offender would receive were they found to be DUI when the collision occurred. Anything else encourages the offender to hit, run, and hide long enough to sober up. That is NOT ok.

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If he shows up for the April 26 court date heíll be arrested for the hit and run. If he doesnít show up heíll face even more charges for failure to appear. It will be interesting to see what he elects to do.
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
Great work by the Winston-Salem police department!! Itís just a matter of time before the suspect is found.

Robert remains unconcious.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.jou...8a967.amp.html
I'd read that but I object to answering a survey to continue. Do you have another source?
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
I'd read that but I object to answering a survey to continue. Do you have another source?
Try this Hit & Run
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And this:

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...507278641.html

Dave was one of the folks who got the 5 Borough Bike Tour in NYC going. They still havenít found the vehicle or driver and I suspect the local police, a smallíish department, may not be pushing or have the resources to follow up. In theory a death such as this involves the county detectives, but thereís been no follow up of any kind reported.

He was a very experienced rider out on a Sunday morning on what is typically a very quiet road, 3 lanes each direction, so plenty of room. The local school had a video capture and no real traffic going on, just one mini-van in the video.

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Originally Posted by ctpres View Post
Try this Hit & Run
And this driver has killed the family business as well (dance studio). Insanity.

Horrible news but thank you for the alternate link.
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Hopefully he spends a long time in prison when caught.
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ONLY 2 ways to stop "HIT and RUN (actually drive off)

Prison for life or Potter's Field
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