Colle Re-Introduces Gas-and-Dash Bill
A Liberal MPP is re-introducing a private member's bill that, if passed, would take steps at preventing gas-and-dashes.
The bill was thrown out when Dalton McGuinty prorogued the legislature last fall.
MPP Mike Colle's bill sets out to put in a mandatory pay-before-you-pump system at all gas stations at all times of day, suspend the licence of a driver convicted of gas theft, and impose fines on employers who force attendants to pay for these thefts out of their wages.
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.
This comes a after a gas station attendant was killed in Colle's 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.
Police are still looking for 39-year-old Max Edwin Tutiven, who is facing charges of second degree murder.