Re: Running away a cowardly act, May 25 editorial.
I have given a lot of thought to the hit-and-run-driver situation.
No matter what the excuse, it gives the driver time to recover from drugs or alcohol impairment before deciding to return to the scene.
Or, of course, to never return.
I believe a new law is necessary covering the situation.
An automatic DUI guilty plea should be established, with at least double the standard penalty, for any involved driver leaving the scene of an accident. No time off for good behaviour should be allowed.
Add 10 years for a second offence.
Richard Bradley, White Rock