Jacksonville Jaguar, Quentin Groves, has received a “warning” for leaving the scene of an accident while on the way to the airport for a game. He is accused of an improper lane change that caused an accident with $28,000 worth of damage to the cars. Groves then drove his car away and a witness chased him while calling police.
Groves was lucky because he was not arrested in Jacksonville. If the driver of any car is involved in any crash that results in damage to the property of another and the property (car) is being driven at the time, he is required to stop at the scene. If he does not, he could be arrested for leaving the scene of an accident in Jacksonville, which is a second degree misdemeanor punishable for up to 60 days in jail.
If the driver is involved in a crash that results in the death of any person, they must immediately stop at the scene. If the driver does not, he could be arrested for a first degree felony punishable for up to 30 years in prison. If the driver is also DUI in Jacksonville, he faces a 2 year minimum mandatory punishment.