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Press Release

Anchorage Woman Indicted for Huffman Road Collision

August 7, 2013

On August 6, 2013, 20 year old Kayla Johnson was indicted by the grand jury assault in the first degree, failing to render assistance to an injured person after an accident and tampering with physical evidence. The State also charged Johnson for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while license revoked.

The charges stem from a collision on July 20, 2013 at Huffman and Gregory in south Anchorage. The Anchorage Police Department investigation revealed that Johnson was intoxicated while driving and fled the scene after the collision, which caused injury to a pedestrian.

The indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

If convicted, Johnson faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Sentencing is based on the judge’s view of the seriousness of the crime and the offender’s criminal history, if any.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Daniel Shorey @ (907) 269-6369 or at the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office.

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