Oregon Mom Wants Hit-and-Run Statewide Alerts

March 28, 2014

A grieving Portland woman hopes Oregon will establish a statewide alert system to find hit-and-run drivers. It would operate similar to the Amber alert system for missing children.

Kristi Finney-Dunn lost her 18-year-old son, Dustin Finney, three years ago when his bicycle was hit by a driver who fled the scene.

KOIN reports the system would be modeled after the Medina alert system that has been active in Denver for two years. Officers alert the media and issues bulletins on electronic highway signs that describe fleeing vehicles.

Seventeen Medina alerts have been issued in two years, solving 13 incidents.

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