Man found passed out in driver’s seat on South Main faces narcotics charges


BURRILLVILLE – A Cranston man who police said was found passed out and intoxicated in a running vehicle is facing several felony charges after police found narcotics in the car he was operating.

Daniel Hawkins, 34, of Warman Avenue, Cranston faces two counts of possession of narcotics, along with charges of DUI second offense, obstructing an officer, driving without a license and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

According to reports, police found Hawkins slumped over in the driver’s seat of a 2018 Chevy Malibu around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5. The car was reportedly facing the wrong direction with the headlights on on South Main Street. Hawkins had vomited on himself, and the car was running with a beer in the center console.

An officer was able to wake Hawkins after several attempts, but he initially would not roll down his window, according to his arrest record. He refused to answer the officer’s questions, and was reportedly unable to locate  his vehicle registration.

Police searched the vehicle and found a cut straw and a baggie with a white powdery substance. An additional search turned up a second straw and baggie containing a white substance, and a third bag containing orange capsules, according to police.

Hawkins was held overnight and was later transported to 6th District Court the following morning for his arraignment.

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