WALLA WALLA -- A woman has been charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court with crashing into a bus shelter last weekend, severely injuring a man and then leaving the scene.
Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg, 33, of 1114 S.E. Scenic View Drive, College Place, is accused of vehicular assault and hit-and-run -- injury. The felony charges were filed Tuesday.
Officials said Hogg ran into the Valley Transit shelter in the 1100 block of West Rose Street about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, 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 shelt
er when the vehicle went out of control after crossing train tracks. Her 11-year-old son reportedly was in the vehicle at the time. Neither Hogg nor her son was injured.
She told a detective she had had a few drinks earlier and he could smell intoxicants when interviewing her, according to a police report filed in court. Blood was drawn from her at Providence St. Mary Medical Center for analysis.
Hogg was arrested and booked into the County Jail. Bail later was set at $10,000. She was released Tuesday after bond was posted.
Wood, of Portland, was taken to Providence St. Mary, then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he last was reported in serious condition, officials said.
Terry McConn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-8319.