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$1M bond set for Asian woman allegedly involved in hit-and-run

A judge in Oakland County, Michigan, has set a $1 million bond for the Asian woman who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run that killed a Michigan State University student on New Year’s Day.

According to The Detroit News, Tubtim “Sue” Howson allegedly struck 22-year-old Ben Kable with her car while on her way to work around 5:49 a.m. Kable was walking home on Rochester Road, south of Whims Lane, from a New Year’s Eve party after getting kicked out of an Uber for an unspecified reason.

Lansing State Journal reports that Howson flew to Thailand shortly after the incident. She returned to the United States in late February.

According to The Detroit News, Howson’s attorney Jalal Dallo says she flew to Thailand because she wanted to see her husband, not to flee the country.

“She went to go see him (her husband), she needed comfort, support, she didn’t know what to do, she doesn’t perhaps, understand the laws here in the United States. … She wasn’t leaving to hide or escape,” Dallo said, according to The Detroit News. “She was scared, she panicked. The panic has subsided, that’s over now.”

Judge Lisa Asadoorian set Howson’s bond at $1 million and set several restrictions for the 57-year-old if she posts bond. If she is released, she will be put under house-arrest and required to wear an electronic tether, Lansing State Journal reports. She must also surrender her passport and driver’s license.

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