Gas and Dash Bill to be Re-Introduced
A Liberal MPP vows to re-introduce a bill that, if passed, would take steps at preventing gas-and-dashes, after a gas station attendant was killed in his riding. Jayesh Prajapati died after trying to stop an SUV which filled up with $112 worth of gas and drove off from the Shell station in the Eglinton and Allen area.
The bill was thrown out because the premier prorogued the legislature last week before announcing his intentions to step down.
MPP Mike Colle's bill set out to do three things: put in a mandatory pay before you pump system at all pumps at all times of day, suspend the driver's licence of a convicted gas thief, and increase fines for those who break the law from $50,000 to $75,000.
Colle says he has spoken with the Prajapati family about prorogation and reveals they understand this can take time.
He notes he's been going around to local police services boards in the GTA to get support at a municipal level. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has already endorsed the bill.
Police are still looking for 39-year-old Max Edwin Tutiven, who is facing charges of second degree murder.