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Domestic investigation turns into a drunken driving charge

An investigation of a domestic case on Hammocks Drive in Orchard Park resulted in a drunken driving charge when a man who appeared to be intoxicated drove away from the scene at 4 a.m. Saturday.

Orchard Park Police investigating the domestic case encountered Christopher M. Hawkins, 43, of Orchard Park, who appeared to be intoxicated.

Hawkins was advised by police not to drive, but he took off anyway and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was found with a blood alcohol level of 0.13 percent, which is above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Hawkins was released on bail and a return court date in Orchard Park Town Court was set for March 15.