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Man convicted of fatal drunk-driving crash in Duluth charged with another DWI

DULUTH, MN -- A Superior man convicted of a 2012 drunk-driving crash in Duluth that left a woman and her grandson dead was charged with drunk driving again Tuesday.

Court documents show Hawk Edwards, 27, was charged with two felonies in St. Louis County Court.

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Edwards was pulled over along Mesaba Avenue after a Duluth Police officer noticed his car traveling an estimated 20 miles over the speed limit.

Edwards told police he was on his way to pick up someone in downtown Duluth.

Officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol on Edwards, according to court documents. They also say he had bloodshot watery eyes, slightly slurred speech, and slow motor movements.

Court documents show Edwards performed field sobriety tests on scene. His preliminary breath test put his blood alcohol concentration at 0.147, nearly twice the legal limit.

On March 30, 2012, Edwards was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash in January 2012 on Woodland Avenue that killed Paula Bergren and her grandson, Edward Everett Bergren, 13, in Duluth.

Edwards pleaded guilty to that crime, and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Briggs LeSavage

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