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Anchorage woman charged with attempted murder after hitting boyfriend with car in Hawaii

  • Author: Laurel Andrews
  • Updated: December 19, 2017
  • Published December 18, 2017

An Anchorage woman has been charged with attempted murder on Hawaii's Big Island after hitting her boyfriend with a car and critically injuring him, the Hawaii County Police Department said on Monday.

Crystal Young, 30, was charged Saturday with attempted murder in the second degree, accident involving death or serious bodily injury, abuse of a family or household member, and failure to give information or render aid, according to a statement from Hawaii police.

Crystal Young, 30, was charged with attempted murder on Dec. 16 in Kona, Hawaii. (Hawaii Police Department).

Emil Dushkin, 36, remained in critical condition Monday afternoon at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, said Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins of the Hawaii County Police Department in Kailua-Kona.

On Friday around 4 p.m., officers got a call about a traffic accident at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area, a former airstrip that has been converted into a coastal park in Kona, Amon-Wilkins said.

Once officers responded, they learned that the incident was "domestic-related," Amon-Wilkins said.

Dushkin was hit on an old airport runway that is now used as a road and walkway, Amon-Wilkins said.

Witnesses described seeing Young driving circles around Dushkin in a black sedan "and then she went after him with the vehicle," Amon-Wilkins said.

After hitting Dushkin, Young drove to the end of the park and ran into a brushy area, where officers later found her.

Young's bail was set at $281,000, according to police. She was in custody in Kona. Should the case move forward, it will remain in Hawaii, Amon-Wilkins said.

In Alaska, Young has been convicted in multiple criminal cases, including prostitution, shoplifting and driving under the influence, court records show. One court case is ongoing, in Anchorage, where she is charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

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