According to local news sources, a woman from St. Joan of Arc pre-school in Boca Raton allegedly crashed into a car at the intersection of Lyons Road and Palmetto Park Road. The police report states, "On September 27, 2021, at approximately 2110 hours, while on uniformed patrol in a marked Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) patrol vehicle, I responded to Palmetto Park Rd / Lyons Rd, in reference to a hit and run. Upon arrival, I met with [redacted] who advised me that he was on a date with the female and they went to two different bars, Duffy's and Miller's Ale-house and were drinking alcohol. [redacted] observed the car in front of him stopped at the red light and the female was not stopping. While out of the vehicle, the female stated to [redacted] "get in". [redacted] confused as to why she was leaving stated "no, don't leave" multiple times, but the female drove a way at a high rate of speed." The police later caught up to the female and arrested her. The person who was allegedly hit suffered injuries. The female was arrested for hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury, a felony under Florida law.
In Florida, hit and run or leaving the scene of accident can be a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail if the person who was hit did not sustain an injury. Leaving the scene of an accident can also be a felony, and even a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in state prison, if the person who was hit died as a result of the accident. If you have been arrested for hit and run, contact me, a criminal lawyer, at 561-588-2781 for a free consultation.