In early 2012, Aaron Cohen, a well known cyclist and Ironman competitor was riding along the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami with a friend at around 6am when a silver Honda knocked both riders from their bikes, then fled the scene. Cohen died soon after the hit and run
. The driver of the Honda, as it turned out, was driving drunk with a suspended license, had recently been charged with cocaine possession, but, after turning himself in, received a sentence of less than a year in jail.
Wanting to address the problem of hit and run accidents, Florida lawmakers were quick to pass the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, which establishes harsher penalties, a minimum of four years imprisonment and a minimum driver license revocation period of three years (at least), for any driver who leaves the scene of a fatal accident.
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