Trial starts for woman accused of leaving officer wreck scene

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 9:07 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--A trial began Monday for a woman accused of leaving the scene of a fatal wreck in North Idaho.

Police said Briana Knapp ran into off-duty Spokane police officer Kurt Henson in the summer of 2012. She ran into him after he wrecked his motorcycle.

Authorities said 29-year-old Knapp drove away. She turned herself in the next day.

READ: Idaho trial starts soon for woman accused of leaving officer wreck scene


Knapp said she blew out a tire in the construction zone and left the scene because she was not driving with a license.

Knapp faces felony charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash. She is not charged with causing the death. Knapp plead not guilty.

A prosecutor said Knapp watched the scene after the crash during opening statements. The defense argued that Knapp is not a criminal and said that she is a mother.

READ: One year after deadly crash, Knapp charged with leaving scene


A passenger with Henson, Kim Lennox, said Henson had consumed alcohol the day of the crash.

Lennox said both her and Henson had six beers each on the day of the crash.

The trial is expected to resume on Tuesday morning.

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