Mazda Davoudi, a teenager in Cobb County, has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault, hit and run, reckless conduct, criminal trespass, and reckless driving in Georgia.
According to reports, he allegedly ran down another teenager in a neighborhood. Police believe that Davoudi targeted the teenager and his friend - attempted to run them both completely over with his vehicle and fled the scene.
The law and penalties associated with the offense of hit and run can be found below.
Hit and Run in Georgia
Georgia Law defines the offense of hit and run in Georgia in O.C.G.A. §40-6-270 as:
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or the death of any person or in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident or shall stop as close thereto as possible and forthwith return to the scene of the accident and shall:
(1) Give his or her name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving;
(2) Upon request and if it is available, exhibit his or her operator's license to the person struck or the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with;
(3) Render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the transporting, or the making of arrangements for the transporting, of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such transporting is requested by the injured person; and
(4) Where a person injured in such accident is unconscious, appears deceased, or is otherwise unable to communicate, make every reasonable effort to ensure that emergency medical services and local law enforcement are contacted for the purpose of reporting the accident and making a request for assistance. The driver shall in every event remain at the scene of the accident until fulfilling the requirements of this subsection. Every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
Furthermore, the statute goes on to state that if such accident is the proximate cause of death or a serious injury, any person knowingly failing to stop and comply with these requirements shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.
You may be wondering why a Georgia DUI Lawyer even tackles hit and run cases. But as I try to explain in most of my posts and articles, DUI Lawyers must specialize in everything that is associated with Georgia DUI Laws. This means anything from possession of marijuana in Georgia to speeding in Georgia - from drug offenses to petty traffic violations to serious offenses.
If you or a loved one has been cited or arrested for committing a serious traffic violation such as DUI in Georgia, contact our offices today.
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