Failing to Stop at the Scene of an Accident Offences
To be found guilty of failing to stop at an accident, it must be proven that:
-You drove or had control of a motor vehicle
-That vehicle and yourself as part of a collision with another person, car, or livestock
-You failed to stop your vehicle
-You did not give your details such as your name
-You did not offer to help anyone who may have been injured and needed it
-You failed to stop because you did not want to be in trouble with the law or held accountable
It is important to remember that the Crown does not need to prove that you were the one who operated the vehicle and caused the collision or was otherwise at fault.
The consequences of this type of conviction are severe. Jail time can be up to 5 years. The Province of Saskatchewan will automatically suspend your license for one year from the date you are found guilty, and you may have an additional driving suspension of up to 3 years.
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