Senator Borgeas Responds to the Introduction of Gavin's Law

Fresno - Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) issued the following statement on the introduction of Gavin’s Law:

"People who flee an accident and abandon the situation should face tougher sentences when they are finally caught,” said Senator Andreas Borgeas. “The fact that criminals avoid a harsher sentence because they left the scene is totally unacceptable. There needs to be a change in the law, and I fully support this effort in Gavin’s name.”

Introduced by Assemblyman Jim Patterson, AB 582 (Gavin's Law) would increase the criminal penalties for leaving the scene of an accident. Senator Borgeas serves as a principal co-author.

Gavin Gladding was struck and killed by a driver who then fled the scene of the accident on September 16, 2018.