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Florida House Gives Go-Ahead For Aaron Cohen Law

Florida House Gives Go-Ahead For Aaron Cohen Law
Posted April 22nd, 2014 @ 3:57pm

A new measure which looks to crack down on hit and run drivers is on its way to the Governor's Office.

The House unanimously passing the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, just weeks after the Senate's passage.

The bill looks to create a four year minimum mandatory sentence for drivers who are convicted of leaving the scene of a serious accident involving death.

Current law does not have a minimum mandatory sentence.

The law is named after Aaron Cohen -- a cyclist who was killed two years ago by and Hit and Run driver on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

The driver convicted in the accident that killed Cohen served less than a year in jail.

(Photo: Anthony Gonzalez)

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