Authorities are still searching for the suspect who committed a hit and run that resulted in the death of a young man in Paulding County.
Investigators now believe, however, that they may know the make of the vehicle that was responsible for the fatality. Police have warned locals to be on the lookout for a vehicle with damage to the front right portion of the grill, hood, and bumpers.
Due to evidence left at the scene, investigators believe the vehicle may have been: a 1988-1993 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 or 3500; a 1988-1993 Chevrolet Tahoe; a 1988-1993 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 or 3500; or 1988-1993 GMC Yukon. The vehicle may have been blue, white or gray, investigators said.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of homicide by vehicle in Georgia in today's post.
Homicide by Vehicle in Georgia
Homicide by vehicle in Georgia is split up into two different degrees. First degree vehicular homicide is defined as:
Any driver of a motor vehicle who, without malice aforethought, causes the death of another person when he or she leaves the scene of an accident, drives under the influence, drives recklessly, unlawfully passes a school bus, or flees or attempts to elude a police officer shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than three years nor more than 15 years.
Second degree vehicular homicide is defined as:
Any person who causes the death of another person, without an intention to do so, by violating any provision of this title other than those listed in the first degree vehicular homicide statute, commits the offense of homicide by vehicle in the second degree when such violation is the cause of said death and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Code Section 17-10-3.
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