"Increases period of revocation of driving privileges to three years if person convicted of failure to perform duties of driver causes serious physical injury to another."
My understanding is that currently someone convicted of failure to perform the duties of a driver: injury has a maximum one year revocation, regardless of the severity of injury.
I am honored to have been invited to attend and provide testimony. Because this bill is related to injury hit-and-run as opposed to fatal hit-and-run, it appeared initially that the sponsoring representative wondered if our experience was relevant. At the request of attorney Joshua Shulman, I wrote an email explaining why I think there is not such a chasm between the two experiences. Part of my response is:
|Acura that hit Dustin Finney|
|Porsche that hit Robert Skof|
Apparently there are people as outraged as me about how the Skof/Hanna case turned out. $500,000 does not let him off the hook; in a way it makes him more contemptible in my eyes (though I'm glad the victim got some compensation). I for one will not be visiting Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.
And if I can help in this endeavor, that is a good thing, too.