My friend used my truck and told me he hit a curb. My truck had a flat and broken wheel. Now I get a certified letter stating a truck registered to me was in a hit and run causing property damage on such and such date at such and such time. I don't want to tell police my friends name because he had a lot of tickets and will loose his license. What will happen to me if I refuse to tell my friends name?
Your refusal to tell the police what happened could come back to hurt you. For example, the police could decide to give you a citation for leaving the scene of an accident or any other charge depending on what happened. Next if you have property damage insurance,your insurance company could decline to pay because you failed to report the collision. This incident could also have an impact on your future insurance rates. Finally, your "friend" is lucky to have you as a friend since you're willing to take a lot of chances with the police and your insurance, and he may lose his license if you tell the truth. Sound fair to you?
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