Posted By: On Behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law // On:
La. R. S. 14:100 — Hit-and-Run Driving
In Louisiana, the hit and run driving law is "the intentional failure of the driver of a vehicle involved in causing an accident, to stop such vehicle
at the scene of the accident, to give his identity, and to render reasonable aid.
Misdemeanor, where no death or serious injury has occured:
Fine of no more than $500
No less than 10 days or more than 6 months in jail
Both fine and jail time is possible if there is evidence of the driver was under any type of intoxication, the consumption of alcohol or any type of drug
contributed to the accident, or the driver failed to stop, give his identity, or render aid knowing that his actions could result in a present, past,
or future criminal investigation or proceeding.
Felony, where death or serious injury is a direct result of the accident:
Fine of no more than $5,000
Jailed, with or without hard labor, for no more than 10 years.
Both fine and jail time
This offense is probatable.
Enhanced Felony, where the following conditions are fully met:
Death or serious injury occured
The driver knew that the vehicle he was operating was involved in an accident or that his actions resulted in an accident
The drive has been previously convicted of the following: