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Florida Should Close Gap On DUI, Hit-And-Run Laws

MIAMI, FL - MAY 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott shakes hands with Florida Highway patrol officers near a wrecked car that is
MIAMI, FL - MAY 28: Florida Governor Rick Scott shakes hands with Florida Highway patrol officers near a wrecked car that is on display after he signed Florida Senate Bill 52, legislation to ban texting while driving during a visit to Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School on May 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The bill prohibits a person from manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols or other characters into a wireless communications device while driving. This includes text messaging, emailing and instant messaging through smart phones. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In Florida, if you throw back too many drinks, jump in a car and cause an accident that kills someone, you face a DUI manslaughter charge and a minimum of four years in prison.

But flee the scene to sober up and turn yourself in later, and you can shave years off your punishment -- an unacceptable gap in state sentencing laws.

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