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Louisa Man Gets Convicted Of Manslaughter, DUI

Louisa Man Gets Convicted Of Manslaughter, DUI

A Louisa County man has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter, DUI, and maiming another person while under the influence of alcohol. 24-year-old Lawrence Hawk II was convicted Friday for his role in a wreck that happened during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire says Hawk’s blood alcohol concentration was nearly twice the legal limit when he veered off a road and hit a tree. A passenger who survived the wreck told Judge Tim Sanner that Hawk’s driving last November 23rd was so dangerous that he grabbed the emergency brake to slow the car down. The passenger, Justin Sprouse, was paralyzed for awhile after the wreck but has now recovered. Hawk faces a maximum combined 26 years in prison¬†when he returns to Louisa¬†Circuit Court (pictured) on November 6th for his sentencing.