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Hit-and-run victim faces alleged drunk driver in court

By KTVA Alaska 7:00 PM March 6, 2014

A 2013 hit-and-run accident left 18-year-old Tevin George seriously injured

ANCHORAGE - An area teen who has spent the past eight months recovering from a hit-and-run faced the alleged drunk driver in court Thursday.

Eighteen-year old Tevin George says he’s still recovering from the injuries police say were caused by Kayla Johnson last summer.

On July 26, 2013, police say then-20-year-old Johnson was driving drunk when she hit George and fled the scene.

George’s parents say he was unconscious for weeks, had to relearn how to walk and still hasn’t regained all of his mental and physical abilities.

“Four months after, I was just learning how to walk,” George said. “Five months after, I was ready to go home but the nurses and doctors said I still needed more treatment.”

Now that George is getting his day in court, his parents say Johnson will finally get what she deserves.

“Justice would be that she does the time that she’s deserved,” said George’s father Michael Oustigoff. “It’s also, in my eyes, that she learns from this experience. That she learns what somebody like her victim has gone through.”

Court records show Johnson is facing seven charges, including driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and underage drinking.

Testimony is scheduled to continue on Monday.

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