Friday, November 01, 2013
No Jail Time for Lawmaker
Representative David Hawk has had some legal issues since being arrested for a domestic dispute with his former wife. The jury deadlocked on their decision about the original assault charge, but was able to find him guilty of reckless endangerment back in September. Hawk was sentenced yesterday, but won’t have to go to jail. The Greeneville lawmaker was given judicial diversion and will have to serve two years probation, 150 hours of community service, pay $1,500 in restitution to his former wife as well as pay all court costs. Hawk says the ordeal will not keep him from seeking re-election next year and could even file to expunge his record if he complies with all of the judge’s orders.