CHVFD Lifetime Member William Hawkins Prevents Tragic Outcome to Roadway Emergency

While President Obama was scheduled to visit the campus of the Prince George’s County Community College, Lifetime Member William Hawkins, working as a Public safety Aide for the Prince George’s County Fire / EMS Department. Driving his department vehicle on Route 50, approaching the Capital Beltway, he noticed a pickup truck in front of him weaving wildly across lanes as they took the sky ramp over the beltway. Hawkins activated his emergency warning devices and maneuvered his vehicle to match that of the weaving truck to keep traffic back. The pair passed numerous police cars positioned on the side of the road and awaiting the presidential motorcade. The truck weaved across several lanes of traffic as they approached the main gate of Andrews Air Force Base. After forcing the pick up onto a curb at a turn lane, Hawkins quickly exited his vehicle and approached it on foot to disable the vehicle.