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Video: Alphabet proved difficult for Franklin Co Judge during OVI arrest

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Update: Walking, speaking, and reciting the alphabet was just not in Franklin County Judge Monica Hawkins’ wheelhouse the night of her OVI arrest.

Just…just watch this video from 10TV.

Here’s a video of Hawkins’ failed attempt to recite the alphabet.


02/05/2019: One of the people expected to be Franklin County’s most honorable earned herself a blood and vomit-covered OVI charge recently.

Newly-appointed Judge Monica Hawkins of the Franklin County Domestic Relations Court was pulled over Thursday night after Pickerington police received a 911 call about a car “all over the roadway,” traveling northbound on Route 256 near Refugee Road at around 8:30pm, reports 10TV.

The responding officer reportedly witnessed Hawkin’s vehicle almost strike a curb, make a lane violation, and make abrupt stops.

When the officer pulled her over, he said he smelled alcohol immediately.

Hawkins appeared to have bruises on her face and a bleeding wound on her forehead, though she claimed they were old injuries and did not have any affect on her driving abilities, reports 10TV.

When asked where she was coming from, Hawkins reportedly said she “didn’t know the name” of the downtown restaurant.

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Paramedics were called, but Hawkins refused medical attention.

10TV reports the officer noticed what appeared to be vomit on her coat and on the driver’s side floorboard when she stepped out of the car.

The officer says Hawkins failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. She refused to take a breathalyzer, so a warrant for a blood sample was issued. 10TV reports Hawkins resisted so much that Ohio Health security had to hold her down to obtain the sample.

Hawkins was issued a summons to appear in court on February 14th. She was released to the custody of her family.

Come Monday morning, she was back on the bench conducting hearings as normal with visible bruising on her face.

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Crime Spree: Man accused of committing 12 crimes in 30 minutes

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In a criminal rampage worthy of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games, Columbus police say a local man racked up a dozen crimes in just 30 minutes earlier this month.

29-year-old Rodney Edward King, Jr. allegedly committed his sprint of misdeeds on Aug. 6 between 9:54 PM and 10:15 PM.

King allegedly robbed the residents of five different apartments before throwing a rock at a cab on the street. He then threatened a COTA bus driver with a screwdriver, striking him on the foot.

King faces 10 felony charges and 2 misdemeanors, including aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated menacing and Criminal Damaging or Endangering.

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Disturbing: Hundreds of animals seized from local pet shop, home

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In a scene that's being described as "disturbing," hundreds of animals, both dead and alive, were removed from a local pet store and residency Tuesday.

Columbus Humane agents seized about 100 reptiles, more than 90 dogs and puppies, and more than 50 livestock animals (turkeys, goats, pigs) from the Petting Zoo Pet Shop on West Broad Street and the owner’s residence on Demorest Road, reports 10TV.

The rescue and recover mission was the culmination of a months-long investigation into multiple complaints of improper caring of animals.

Columbus Humane will soon make available a list of supplies needed to care for the surviving animals.

Once the owner is in custody, charges will be filed.

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Former OSU coach sentenced for having sex with teen

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A former Ohio State diving club coach has been sentenced for having sex with teen diver.

William Bohonyi, who was fired in 2014 when allegations surfaced, will serve two 24-month prison sentences back to back. He will be a registered sex offender for life, reports NBC4i

The accuser, Estee Pryor, says Bohonyi began pressuring her for sex when she was just 16.

“How are you supposed to care about a sport when your coach won’t even care about you or your body?" she said during her victim statement in front of the judge, reports NBC4i. "He’s manipulative and needs to be held accountable."

Click here for previous coverage involving Bohonyi.

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