08/19/2013 08:57 am ET Updated Oct 19, 2013

Florida Should Close Gap On DUI, Hit-And-Run Laws


In Florida, if you throw back too many drinks, jump in a car and cause an accident that kills someone, you face a DUI manslaughter charge and a minimum of four years in prison.

But flee the scene to sober up and turn yourself in later, and you can shave years off your punishment -- an unacceptable gap in state sentencing laws.

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