Gabriel Cammon, a 20-year-old from Powder Springs, recently turned himself in for a fatal hit and run accident in Cobb County.
According to reports, Cammon hit Raul Dominquez as he was crossing South Cobb Drive on foot. Witnesses claimed to see Common get out of his truck to investigate Dominquez and then get back in and drive away. Furthermore, Cammon has been accused of attempting to cover up the damage. Investigators for the case say that Cammon tried to hide his truck on an access road in Douglas County by covering it with a tarp.
Cammon is facing charges of hit and run and vehicular homicide in Georgia.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the offense of hit and run in today's post.
Hit and Run in Georgia
Hit and Run in Georgia is charged when a driver does not fulfill the duties prescribed by law in the Georgia Code when he or she is involved in an accident where a vehicle strikes another occupied vehicle.
In O.C.G.A. §40-6-270, the law sets out certain responsibilities that a driver must fulfill if involved in any sort of vehicular accident. The statute is as follows:
(a) 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.
(b) If such accident is the proximate cause of death or a serious injury, any person knowingly failing to stop and comply with the requirements of subsection (a) of this Code section 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.
As you can see from the law, the criminal offense of hit and run is penalized even more harshly than DUI in Georgia. Although, the two offenses commonly are seen together in cases, which can seriously exacerbate Georgia DUI Penalties.
AS a firm who specializes in Georgia DUI Defense, we have over fifty years of combined experience in defending DUI as well as other serious traffic violations such as Hit and Run throughout Georgia.
If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact our offices today. A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you with your case now. Your case will not defend itself and we can ensure that we can give you the best defense possible.