Bielski: Mor sentence a message to hit-and-run offenders

October 23, 2011 10:09

MK Ze'ev Bielski (Kadima) on Sunday said that the twelve year prison sentence given to Tal Mor for killing a cyclist in a hit-and-run accident sent a clear message to those involved in such incidents.

"The sentence establishes that Tal Mor, the offending driver, demonstrated a lack of respect for the law and therefore he was harshly punished," Bielski said in a statement.

"This sentence constitutes a sharp and clear message to hit-and-run offenders that it is preferable to stop and extend help and not to flee the scene and make up excuses that the court will not accept," Bielski added.

Bielski stated that new legislation calling for harsher punishments for hit-and-run offenders would strengthen the message that Tal Mor's sentence sent.

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