College Place woman faces November trial in injury wreck

Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg faces a variety of charges in connection with a crash that badly injured a Portland man.

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WALLA WALLA -- A woman accused of crashing into a bus shelter last month, severely injuring a man and then leaving the scene, was arraigned Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg, 33, of 1114 S.E. Scenic View Drive, College Place, is scheduled for trial Nov. 29 on charges of vehicular assault, hit-and-run -- injury, and two counts of hit-and-run -- property damage. She pleaded innocent to the charges at Monday's court session.

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 after crossing train tracks, 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, of Portland, was taken to Providence St. Mary, then transferred to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.

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