Earlier this month a man was jaywalking across Arville near the Orleans when a car hit him and then fled the scene. Las Vegas Metro has started an investigation into the hit-and-run. The jaywalker received treatment for serious but not critical injuries at UMC Trauma.
Nevada Jaywalking law makes it a crime to cross in the middle of the street where there is no marked cross walk. Most people caught breaking Nevada jaywalking law are just given a verbal warning or a citation to pay a fee (like a parking ticket). But habitual j-walkers or people with outstanding warrants or who resist receiving the citation may be arrested.
Because jaywalking is technically a misdemeanor, the maximum penalties for breaking Nevada Jaywalking law include up to six months in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines. If a cop suspects someone is jaywalking recklessly in wanton disregard of others' safety, that person may also be charged with "reckless endangerment." Jaywalking can also serve as a plea bargain offense that prosecutors allow suspects to plead to in lieu of a more serious charge.
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