Man Revived With Narcan, Charged With DUI And Child Neglect After Highway 29 Crash

January 17, 2022

A Pensacola man was charged with several felony offenses after a trooper used Narcan to revive him after a traffic crash on Highway 29 atKingsfield Road.

The Florida Highway Patrol charged 39-year old William Hawthorne with driving under the influence with property damage, child neglect, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remained in the Escambia County Jail without bond.

A trooper arrived at a wreck about 11 a.m. Saturday to find Hawthorne to be unconscious behind the wheel, turning blue in the back and with agonal breath, FHP said. The trooper administered Narcan, with Hawthorne responding quickly, regaining consciousness.

A 6-year old girl was in the vehicle with Hawthorne at the time of the crash, according to a crash report.

FHP said a white Ford pickup was stopped southbound on Highway 29 at Kingsfield, waiting for a green light. Hawthorne was traveling south on Highway 29 and collided with the trailer hitch on the pickup, troopers said.

The driver of the pickup, a 77-year old Pensacola man, was not injuried.


10 Responses to “Man Revived With Narcan, Charged With DUI And Child Neglect After Highway 29 Crash”

  1. Molino Mom on January 19th, 2022 9:32 pm

    Addiction isn’t a disease. It’s a choice someone made and they don’t or can’t walk away from it. Diabetes, cancer, Ect that’s a disease. I have helped, be used and abused by someone who was addicted to drugs and or alcohol. It’s a hard “situation” to be in. I pray that this grown man can learn from his mistakes and get the help he needs (medically, mentally, emotionally and physically) and become an amazing father to his kid(s). I’m very thankful that he didn’t hurt my 77 year old father in law.

  2. One word on January 19th, 2022 6:57 am


  3. William in Beulah on January 18th, 2022 12:44 pm

    Hear, hear!!! DAVID HULE GREEN. I couldn’t agree more. Addiction is a terrible disease that affects real people of all walks of life, for various reasons. Those of you who lump all addicts into one group, you have no understanding of the disease or the people suffering from it, nor is it as simple as you may think. How do you expect someone to ask for help if they are constantly told they should be dead and are worthless? They are people too and it could just as easily be you, whether it’s drugs or alcohol.

  4. Dude on January 18th, 2022 11:20 am

    Hopefully this makes him realize he needs to get help.

  5. Shaking My Head on January 18th, 2022 9:18 am

    Ditto what @TEM said.

  6. Shay on January 17th, 2022 9:40 pm


    I like you!

  7. Just saying on January 17th, 2022 3:03 pm

    Accidental exposure to the men and women in blue is a real issue.

    Glad they carry it.

    Drug addiction shouldn’t carry a death sentence nor should police die from accidental exposure

    Just saying

  8. David Huie Green on January 17th, 2022 1:27 pm

    “Too bad they carry narcan”

    Good they carry Narcan, gives him a chance to repent, be the person those who care about him need. Hope he doesn’t abuse the chance.

    David for better people

  9. TEM on January 17th, 2022 10:52 am

    Too bad they carry narcan .

  10. Lisa Fuller on January 17th, 2022 9:06 am

    I’m praying for that precious child. This accident might be the thing that saves her life. Apparently, she’s been living in a dangerous situation.

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