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BURLINGTON — A Burlington man is facing charges after allegedly crashing into a tree while intoxicated, then fleeing police.

Keswan P. Hawkins, 25, of the 200 block of Chapel Terrace, is charged with misdemeanor counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense, operating a motor vehicle while revoked, obstructing an officer, four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and three felony counts of bail jumping.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Tuesday, officers responded to a hit-and-run crash at 325 W. Chestnut St., Burlington. A silver car reportedly crashed into a tree, and two occupants allegedly fled the vehicle.

Officers saw a man, later identified as Hawkins, running about a block from the crash and attempted to stop him. Hawkins eventually complied and walked toward the officers. Because he initially disobeyed commands to stop moving and get on the ground, officers brought Hawkins to the ground.

Hawkins reportedly had slurred speech and smelled of intoxicants. Additionally, the car involved in the crash was reportedly registered to Hawkins, who had had his license revoked due to a prior OWI conviction.

Hawkins was then transported to the hospital, where field sobriety tests were administered. He reportedly failed the tests.

Due to December 2017 and February 2018 court proceedings in which Hawkins was out on bond and ordered not to drink and drive or commit new crimes, he netted additional bail jumping charges.

During his initial appearance on Wednesday, Hawkins’ cash bond was set at $500. He remained in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, online records show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 14 at the Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.


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