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Cops: Man purposely drove friend's car into tree

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 12:46:15-05

A man took his friend’s car following an argument and purposely drove it into a tree, State Police say.

On Sunday, troopers were called to a home where a man had driven a car into a backyard and hit a tree, causing heavy front end damage.

Police say they learned Nick Hawkins, 32, had taken his friend’s car following an argument and purposely crashed into the tree.

Hawkins declined medical treatment and was arrested for petit larceny, criminal mischief with intent to damage property and second degree harassment.

He’s being held in the Genesee County Jail on $1,500 bail and is due back in court next month.

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