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What would be my charges for a fleeing the scene accident?

Asked by user in Ohio.

I am a minor (16), and I scraped the side of a car in a parking lot.

Answered by Enjuris Editors:

Thank you for the question.

In Ohio, drivers are required to stop at the scene of an accident and exchange their contact information with the other driver. If the vehicle is unoccupied, drivers are required to leave a note on the unoccupied vehicle.

Fleeing the scene of an accident that caused minor damage to another vehicle is a misdemeanor and carries the following penalties:

  • 0-6 months jail time
  • $1,000 maximum fine
  • License suspension of at least 6 months
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