OPD makes arrest in drunk driving crash that injured 14-year-old Odessa boy


ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar)- Odessa Police have arrested Charles Clinton Hawn, 32, after a drunk driving crash that injured two in Odessa last week. 

Hawn is charged with two counts of intoxication assault, a third-degree felony. Additionally, Hawn is charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor. 

Around 11:32 p.m. on April 23, OPD responded to the area of Faudree Road and P-Bar Ranch regarding a major crash. 

Investigators say a black Dodge Ram 1500, driven by Hawn, was traveling in the 6800 block of N Faudree and when he drifted into oncoming traffic, hitting a blue Toyota RAV4. 

The driver of the RAV4, a 21-year-old man, and a 14-year-old passenger were taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious injuries. The -14-year-old boy was later air-lifted to Lubbock.

Hawn was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries but has since been transported to the Ector County Detention Center. 

Odessa Police say there is major concern right now about drunk driving-related crashes.

“This year, so far, we’ve had several fatal crashes. Just one is too many, and we’ve had a lot. Every fatal crash has been alcohol-related so far. Except for one and we haven’t been able to confirm yet. There’s a chance it might,” said Cpl. Steve LeSueur of Odessa Police.

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