Do we think if DWI sentencing was more lenient that more people would stop if they hit a pedestrian who was jay walking ? People are so freaked out by DWI's. I'm saying that's an excuse now, just saying.
This is really a good point and food for thought.
I can't even imagine hitting a person and driving away. But I can see a drunk a-hole thinking that he is fricked if he stops. He is wrong in any hypothetical situation if he is drunk and has no chance of innocence.
Having said that, imagine a drunk stumbling in front of you when you are going too fast to stop. Let's say that you drank 4-5 beers earlier in the day. You shouldn't drive but you did. Happens every day and night. You are legally drunk but someone else was drunker and you slammed into them with a ton if steel.
You stop. You help. If you are any kind of worthy human being, you call 911 and do your best to administer first aid and await the ambulance and your arrest.
Any other action is the action of a rabid animal that doesn't deserve to be breathing the same air as the rest of humanity and needs to be put down for the good of humanity.
Prayers sent for the poor guy that got hit.