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Soft-Tissue ‘Injury’ Supports Felony Hit & Run (access required)

Although defendant contends there was insufficient evidence that anyone was injured when she rear-ended another car and then ran away into the woods as emergency vehicles approached, the Court of Appeals holds that a soft-tissue injury such as muscle pain constitutes an “injury” under the felony hit-and-run statute, and affirms defendant’s conviction under Va. Code ...

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