“No, sir,” he told the judge.
Hawkins’ preliminary hearing was set for April 8 in Middletown Municipal Court. He will be appointed an attorney.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville, driven by Hawkins, was northbound on Dixie Highway when he failed to yield to a red light and struck the 2009 Honda CR-V driven by Roger Lohman, 78, of Middletown, at 8:20 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Dixie and Manchester Road.
Lohman was pronounced dead at the scene, and his passenger, Norma Lohman, was taken to Atrium Medical Center and then to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to a release from the State Highway Patrol.
Alcohol and/or drugs are suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash, according to the patrol. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Hawkins told the state trooper he drank two shots in a Middletown bar, and he was in possession of marijuana. He was appointed Kathleen Batliner as his attorney.
Norma Lohman was in critical condition this morning at Miami Valley Hospital, officials said.