26-year-old Patrick Hawks was charged with theft of property amounting over $10,000 and driving on a revoked license after a speeding violation on Interstate 40 West revealed that Hawks was driving a stolen Audi A8 valued at $36,000.
On June 1st, Trooper Hart of the Tennessee Highway Patrol noted that while using a stationary radar on I-40 West, a blue 2017 Audi A8 was traveling faster than the posted speed limit. Hart stated that the vehicle was moving at 93 miles per hour in a 70 MPH posted zone. Hart proceeded to pull over the Audi for a traffic stop. When asked for license and registration, the driver, later identified as Patrick Hawks, admitted to not having a valid license, handing the officer an identification only license instead.
A computer check confirmed that Hawks’ license was revoked in October of 2014 for a failure to satisfy fines. Further investigation revealed that the Audi being driven by Hawks was reportedly stolen from Vehicles Nashville in Davidson County on May 26th, according to the National Crime Information Center. The vehicle’s value was estimated at $36,000.
Patrick Hawks was arrested and charged for theft of property over $10,000 and a first offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond was set at $26,000.