Judge Monica Hawkins’ blood alcohol level twice legal limit

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When Pickerington Police arrested Franklin County Domestic Relations Judge Monica Hawkins on Jan. 31, test results released today show her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

According to the test conducted by the Ohio Highway Patrol Crime Lab, 54-year-old Hawkins had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.199. The legal limit is 0.08.

Hawkins recently pleaded guilty to a operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

The newly-elected judge was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 87 of them suspended.

She must complete the remaining three days in a residential drivers intervention program. She was also fined $370 and given a one-year driving suspension with privileges to and from work, doctors, counseling appointments and child activities.

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