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Leaving the Scene of a DUI Accident in Florida

Can You Be Charged with DUI if You Leave the Scene?

Florida Statutes §316.062 explains the duty of drivers in the state to give information and/or render aid. Should a driver be involved in an accident of any kind – including a DUI accident – it is their responsibility to stop and give their name, address and the vehicle registration number to another person involved in the crash. This responsibility extends to crashes that result in serious bodily injury or death, as well as property damage.

The driver must also be able to exhibit their driver's license if requested. Should someone have been injured in the accident, the other party has the duty to render "reasonable assistance." This could mean transporting the person to receive medical treatment from a physician, surgeon or some form of medical facility.

Failure to exchange this information or to render aid is commonly known as a "hit and run." When done in conjunction with alleged drunk driving (DUI), the penalties can be severe.

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