Here’s a question that’s bound to be close to the line. It’s something I’ve been curious about nonetheless. OF COURSE, this is highly hypothetical and I would never do anything like this. In fact, I just started wondering after reading a related thread a few days ago.
Setting aside moral or ethical considerations, which has a stiffer penalty: DUI or Hit and Run. The scenario I’m imagining is: I’ve been drinking quite heavily and I decide to drive home (I would never do this). Because I’m so inebriated, I somehow lose control of my vehicle and crash into a parked car. Now I’m forced with a decision. Do I stay and report the crash to the police, thereby pretty much guaranteeing myself a DUI charge when they show up? Or, do I jump in my car and drive away, and wait for them to catch me later on (maybe the next day or something) and get charged with Hit and Run or leaving the scene or something? Which is a better choice in terms of lighter punishment. Keep in mind that I’m assuming that I will be caught either way, but one is where I was drunk and the other where I fled.
Please excuse this terrible question.