PICKERINGTON – A newly Elected Franklin County judge that has been charged with an OVI after a traffic stop late Thursday night in Pickerington. According to Pickerington Police, Monica Hawkins was pulled over after a call for an erratic driver by witnesses. Hawkins was pulled over on State Route 256 near Refugee Road.
According to the report, police smelled a strong odor of alcohol from the car and Hawkins had issues listing to police during the field sobriety test. She refused chemical tests so police requested a search warrant for a blood sample. Hawkins’ Court date is scheduled for February 14.
Hawkins was elected in November to the Franklin County – Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Division and Juvenile Branch.