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Duncanite facing impaired, dangerous driving charges

Victoria Police Department charges Duncan man. - file
Victoria Police Department charges Duncan man.
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Duncanite Nicholas Hawkins faces a host of charges after his arrest Saturday for impaired driving, Victoria Police Department says.

Those charges came as Hawkins, 34, was already under a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, VPD notes on its website.

Police reported Hawkins was busted after citizens reported a black truck speeding, and nearly hitting pedestrians.

“Hawkins, who is known to police for impaired-related offences, was the subject of numerous calls to the VicPD 911 communications centre just after 6:20 p.m. March 15.”

Callers reported the truck driving erratically in the Douglas Street-Burnside Road area.

Witnesses said the vehicle was speeding, and narrowly missed pedestrians, VPD explains.

One witness tailed the truck until it stopped in the 3000 block of Carroll Street.

“As police arrived, the driver of the vehicle attempted to flee,” the police say.

“Officers boxed the vehicle in, and removed the driver.”

They soon learned the motorist was under a 90-day driving ban and should not have been behind the wheel.

Hawkins was taken into custody.

His charges span impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to provide a breath sample, obstructing a police officer, cannabis possession, and driving while prohibited after being arrested behind the wheel, VPD explains.

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