Norwalk driver backs into cop's cruiser, charged with 8th DUI

Man, 51, tests well above legal limit for alcohol.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Dec 3, 2013

A local driver with seven prior drunken driving convictions hit the front of a Norwalk police officer's vehicle in connection with a recent drunken driving-related traffic stop.

Anthony C. Harkness, 51, of 7 Adams St., was charged with a felony DUI plus improper backing, driving with a suspended license and a seatbelt violation. The charges are in connection with a Nov. 26 traffic stop investigated by the state Highway Patrol.

Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp initiated a traffic stop at 8:11 p.m. on Newton Street near Ohio 61. Troopers said Harkness pulled into a private driveway, went off the left side while backing up and hit the left front of Hipp's vehicle. There were no injuries.

Harkness took a breath test and his blood-alcohol content level tested at .140 percent, troopers said. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

Comments

SaraMac

Anthony C. Harkness?? AKA Charlie Harkness, the late James Harkness's younger brother?? WHY the heck is this guy still out driving?? 8 DUIS?? Luck must be with him, he hasn't killed anyone...yet.

Contango

Reads like a need for SERIOUS jail time and AA.

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hoss69z28

He should not be allowed to register/own a vehicle ever again period! If he borrows a vehicle, then the moron who let him drive their vehicle should lose it to the courts, just like drug siezures! Help pay for the court cost and property damage done to the police car. What about insurance?? Did he have any? I bet not, who would insure the fool? When will the system get fixed? When he kills himself in an accident or worse yet,someone else who's innocent. Throw the book at him,he may finally sober up! At least he's off the street and if we (tax payers)have to pay for his jail time versus unemployment, fine, the streets will be safer for our community!!!!

truckin

I believe there is a much larger rap sheet than just drinking, driving, or automobiles..so why not plaster it all on here? Why did it take 6 days after the fact to report? Why does he not care about the law??
A good one for DEERTRACKER..
Doesn't sound like this man has been held back from doing whatever he wants.
My opinion we have become such a politically correct society, local law are afraid to lock down and news reporters are afraid to report, based on skin color.
The End.

rbenn

Concerning: Harkness, Anthony
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/13/2007
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0700504
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FAIL FILE C/N T
Case Type: Criminal
2 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/13/2007
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0700505
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FAIL FILE C/N T
Case Type: Criminal
3 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/13/2007
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0700506
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FAIL FILE C/N T
Case Type: Criminal
4 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/13/2007
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0700507
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FAIL FILE C/N T
Case Type: Criminal
5 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/13/2007
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0700508
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FAIL FILE C/N T
Case Type: Criminal
6 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/13/2007
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0700510
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FAIL FILE C/N T
Case Type: Criminal
7 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/19/2010
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: 1000281
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY 76.0
Case Type: Civil
8 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02-23-1987
Arr. Agency: ODNR Case #: 8300580
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FISHING NO LICE
Case Type: Criminal
9 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/11/2000
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0014148A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: D U I
Case Type: Traffic
10 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/11/2000
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0014148B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: D U I W/BAC.10%
Case Type: Traffic
11 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/11/2000
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0014148C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: F.R.A. SUSP
Case Type: Traffic
12 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/07/2001
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0100872A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: RESISTING ARRES
Case Type: Criminal
13 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/07/2001
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0100872B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORD COND/INT
Case Type: Criminal
14 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08-12-2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0201672
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: ABDUCTION
Case Type: Criminal
15 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/20/2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0202023
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: ASSAULT
Case Type: Criminal
16 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/23/2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0202044
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: BURGLARY
Case Type: Criminal
17 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/23/2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0202045
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: BURGLARY
Case Type: Criminal
18 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/23/2002
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0202046
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CRIM. TRESPASS
Case Type: Criminal
19 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/29/2004
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0400792
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: AGG BURGLARY
Case Type: Criminal
20 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05-19-2004
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0401271
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DOMESTIC VIOLEN
Case Type: Criminal
21 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/01/2004
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0404214A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: O V I .17% OR M
Case Type: Traffic
22 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/01/2004
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0404214B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: O V I
Case Type: Traffic
23 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/01/2004
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0404214C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DRVG UNDER SUSP
Case Type: Traffic
24 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/01/2004
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0404214D
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: IMP USE HDLIGHT
Case Type: Traffic
25 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07-05-2005
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0501547A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CRIM. TRESPASS
Case Type: Criminal
26 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07-05-2005
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0501547B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORD COND/INT
Case Type: Criminal
27 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07-06-2005
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0501548
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORD COND/INT
Case Type: Criminal
28 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07/25/2005
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0501701A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: AGGRAV TRESPASS
Case Type: Criminal
29 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07/25/2005
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0501701B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MENACING
Case Type: Criminal
30 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11-06-2006
Arr. Agency: NOR Case #: 0602285
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORD COND/INT
Case Type: Criminal
31 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11-13-2006
Arr. Agency: MON Case #: 0602315
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORD COND/INT
Case Type: Criminal
32 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/02/2007
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 0700006
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: AGG BURGLARY
Case Type: Criminal
33 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/21/2012
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1200960A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: UNAUTHOR.USE MV
Case Type: Criminal
34 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/21/2012
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1200960B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CRIM. DAMAGING
Case Type: Criminal
35 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/21/2012
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1200961
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: POSS. MARIJUANA
Case Type: Criminal
36 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/21/2012
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1203880A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: OVI
Case Type: Traffic
37 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/21/2012
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1203880B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: OVI/UNDER INFLU
Case Type: Traffic
38 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/21/2012
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1203880C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO DRIVERS LICE
Case Type: Traffic
39 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/25/2013
Arr. Agency: SNOR Case #: 1300330
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: ASSAULT
Case Type: Criminal
40 Concerning: Harkness, Anthony C
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/27/2013
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: 1307415A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: OVI/UNDER INFLU

rbenn

that's not even half of it

truckin

Rest my case..

rbenn

http://www.norwalkmunicourt.com/... for the rest of the fun he has had

onegirlarmy

OMG!!!
WTH???

earlduck

well now,I believe that with a little patience this man can turn his life around and with no licence hows he gonna get to church and aa meetings

JACKEL

Oh God I love it,Quack !

Scranton Tibbs

At it's obvious this guy can't follow along with the rules of civilized society. There's only one thing to do with someone like this, but we're a civilized society. So he will continue to be a drain on society until he assumes room temperature.

hoss69z28

Hey EARLDUCK, news flash!!! Ever heard of walking or riding a bike (if he's not drunk again)? I am sure he tried AA out for the courts at an earlier conviction, how long did he go then. The only way to sober him up is to put him away in jail and into a program house. When do the judges ever get questioned about sentences?? Anyone know what his longest stint in jail was??

SMF1

I think earlduck's comment was made tongue-in-cheek...

tadpole

@earlduck: Naa, there's no hope for this loser.

http://norwalkmunicourt.com/cgi-...

Kottage Kat

Earlduck,
You left out his lousy childhood.
Kat

Ben Crazy

uyou would think the cop would know better tha park behind a drunk !

earlduck

oh yeah consider his underprivileged childhood,thanks kat