LNP calls for tougher hit-run penalties

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Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki is demanding harsher penalties for hit and run offenders in Queensland, after meeting the family of Ken Altoft who was struck and killed in November 2017.

During a visit to the Sunshine Coast today, Mr Janetzki was joined by

LNP Member for Nicklin Marty Hunt and LNP Member for Ninderry Dan Purdie.

"The laws dealing with hit and run offences are clearly inadequate and Queenslanders are demanding change," Mr Janetzki said.

"We believe people who callously flee the scene after causing injury, should serve time behind bars.

"Currently, the maximum penalty for hit and run offences in Queensland is 3 years jail. Most other states have a minimum of 5 to 10.

"The Palaszczuk Labor Government must review the current law and bring Queensland penalties into line with other states."

LNP Member for Nicklin Marty Hunt said, "Labor must show some leadership and throw the book at these types of offenders."

"These families suffer immense grief and it's made worse by a slap-on-the-wrist."

LNP Member for Ninderry and former detective Dan Purdie added, "road fatalities are devastating for the family and friends left behind."

"Those who people who make a choice to leave the crash site involving another motorist that results in injury or death, should serve jail time."

 
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