An important part of any hit and run investigation is to find the car involved and to identify who the driver is. Any police investigation needs to know, who, what, when, where and how the accident happened.
After locating the vehicle the police will invite the driver to tell them what happened, using the ploy that they are just trying to figure out what happened and to “help the driver”. The police will even “read a caution” to the driver that anything they say can and will be used against them in court.
The number one piece of information the police need in a fail to remain investigation is “who was the driver?”
Where the driver makes a statement to the police, the police WILL use the statement in court to prove the charge of fail to remain at the scene of an accident.
*** Do not give statements to the police without having legal advice first from OTT Legal ***
Where a driver admits to being involved in the accident, they will be helping the police to convict themselves of this serious charge.