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Schenectady man was drunk, driving 130 mph in Nov. 24 Northway rollover: police

Schenectady man was drunk, driving 130 mph in Nov. 24 Northway rollover: police

A 25-year-old Schenectady man who police said was driving a car at 130 miles per hour on the Northwa

A 25-year-old Schenectady man who police said was driving a car at 130 miles per hour on the Northway late last month has been charged with felony reckless endangerment, second degree vehicular assault, unlicensed driving and driving while intoxicated.

Shortly after 5 a.m. on Nov. 24, state police in Clifton Park responded to a rollover accident on the Northway immediately north of the Twin Bridges.

The investigation revealed that the vehicle had been occupied by four people, one of whom was ejected from the vehicle. The three passengers were transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment. Two of the passengers were treated and released. The ejected passenger suffered serious physical injuries but has since been discharged from the hospital.

Police said Anton K. Hawkins, the driver of the vehicle, was intoxicated and operated the vehicle in excess of 130 miles per hour at the time of the accident. Hawkins was formally charged with the felonies and misdemeanors on Thursday, according to a state police statement.

In addition, he was charged with multiple vehicle and traffic violations. Hawkins was arraigned in the Halfmoon Town Court before Justice Lester Wormuth and taken to the Saratoga County Jail for lack of $20,000 cash or $40,000 bail bond. Hawkins was scheduled to return to court on Dec. 12.

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