Hit & Run Suspect Gets 15 Years After Probation Violation

Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - A man who pleaded guilty in a deadly hit and run accident has had his probation revoked.

Barry Jack Hawkins was sentenced in 2005 to 15 years in jail for leaving the scene of a deadly accident and tampering with evidence.  But a judge changed that to ten years probation and 180 days in jail.

The Potter County District Attorney's Office says Hawkins recently solicited a prostitute and as a result was ordered yesterday to serve his original 15 year punishment.