Q: PA driver broke his mirror on my parked car No cars around. I got tag # Police said nothing happened here. Chargeable?
Driver hit my mirror with his. Shattered his but only folded mine back and kept driving. I happen to be sitting in the vehicle and there was no other vehicles around so I drove to follow him and he tried to elude me while I had 911 on the phone. I got his tag number and the state police showed up. One officer went to find him at the location I gave them where he pulled over and the other officers stayed with me. There was no visible damage to my vehicle but because this guy hit me and kept going shouldn’t he be Charged with hit-and-run or at least careless driving?
A: Based on what you've described, he could probably be charged at least with a traffic offense for something like careless driving as you suggested, but if he didn't cause any damage, the police may not be too motivated to pursue charges. I would consider making sure there was in fact no damage caused to your vehicle. If so, you should provide an invoice to the police and they may reconsider filing charges.
I hope that helps.
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