Thursday, January 27, 2011
WALLA WALLA -- A new trial date has been set for a woman who allegedly was driving a vehicle that struck a man at a bus shelter in August, fatally injuring him.
Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg, 34, of 1114 S.E. Scenic View Drive, College Place, had been scheduled to face a jury starting next Tuesday in Walla Walla County Superior Court. But the proceedings are being postponed until April 4-7.
Hogg is charged with vehicular homicide, hit-and-run -- fatality, and two counts of hit-and-run -- property damage.
Officials said Hogg ran into the Valley Transit shelter in the 1100 block of West Rose Street about 12:15 a.m. Aug. 29, striking Timothy Wood who was in or near it. She then allegedly took off in the damaged vehicle westbound, leaving marks on the roadway that led officers to the vehicle parked in her garage a short time later.
Hogg was located at the residence and admitted she struck the shelter when the vehicle went out of control, according to a police report filed in court. Her 11-year-old son was in the vehicle at the time, officials said. Neither Hogg nor her son was injured.
The police report says she told a detective she had had a few drinks earlier and he could smell intoxicants when interviewing her. Blood was drawn from her at Providence St. Mary Medical Center for analysis.
Hogg was arrested and booked into the County Jail, but was released two days later on bail.
Wood, 51, of Portland, suffered critical injuries and died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sept. 14, officials said.
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