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New State Hit & Run Law Could Be Closer To Becoming Law

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An image from Sunday evening's vigil (credit: CBS)

An image from Sunday evening’s vigil (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – On Monday a new state law regarding hit-and-run drivers could be a step closer to reality.

On Sunday the Albo family took part in a candlelight vigil at Hudson Gardens sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

In 2010 Timothy Albo was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver while walking near Coors Field.

timothy albo New State Hit & Run Law Could Be Closer To Becoming Law

Timothy Albo (credit: CBS)

House Bill 1084 would make hit-and-run offenses a Class 4 felony — the same penalty as drunk drivers face.

The state Senate will take up the bill on Monday. Timothy Albo’s mother, Cynthia Albo, says the family is feeling confident the bill will become a law.

“In the beginning we mentioned this was not going to be a short term thing for us. We were going to see this bill through all the way, and we have. Family will be there … and testify if need be,” Cynthia Albo said.

The bill has already passed in the House.

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