Franklin County judge charged with obstruction following OVI arrest


PICKERINGTON – A second-degree misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business was filed against Franklin County judge Monica Hawkins on Monday.

The charge is a result of Hawkins resisting when having her blood drawn following an arrest for OVI on Jan. 31.

Hawkins resisted the blood draw at OhioHealth Pickerington even after police obtained a warrant for the procedure, according to the affidavit filed in Fairfield County Municipal Court.

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Hawkins continued to resist when she was held down by one police officer and four OhioHealth officers, according to court records.

A nurse was able to obtain the blood the sample. The results of the blood test are pending.

An attorney for Hawkins said she "suffered a serious concussion and has bruising on her face, head and torso."

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