Alaska police arrested a woman some time ago after she was involved in a motor vehicle collision that resulted in fatal injuries to a motorcyclist. Following the incident, the woman was indicted for manslaughter and drunk driving. Criminal charges were said to be pending the results of a toxicology test.
When the collision occurred, it was a morning in June 2021 at approximately 2 a.m. A preliminary investigation concluded that the woman allegedly failed to stop at a red light. A 34-year-old motorcyclist was struck when her vehicle through the traffic light on International Airport Road. Police have accused the woman of driving under the influence of cocaine and methamphetamine drugs.
The defendant remains at large
Alaska police have not yet arrested the woman who was recently indicted for manslaughter and DUI. In fact, they released public statements, imploring anyone who knows of her location to contact a nonemergency dispatch number to provide the information. In cases like this, it is typically only a matter of time before police locate the person in question, and additional legal complications if someone harbors a person who has been indicted but not yet arrested.
Building a strong defense through the proper channels
An indictment means that a grand jury has formally charged someone with a felony crime. Being indicted does not necessarily mean that a conviction will be handed down in court, however. Every defendant is guaranteed an opportunity to refute charges or, at least, try to mitigate his or her circumstances by employing various defense strategies. An experienced criminal law attorney can make recommendations and provide defense support throughout the adjudication process.