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Ohio House to vote on bill to increase penalties for drivers who don't stop after accidents
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:49 PM EDT
The Ohio House plans to consider a bill to increase penalties for drivers who fail to stop after accidents resulting in serious injury to a person or death.
The measure before the House on Wednesday would increase the penalty for death or serious injury to a second-degree felony, punishable by up to eight years in prison.
Legislative analysts describe the number of cases in which the penalty enhancements will come into play as "extremely small."