Police: Drunken Driver Strikes Child
A 5-year-old child suffers non-life-threatening facial injuries.
A Blackwood man police say appeared to be driving while intoxicated struck a child with his car in Lakeview Apartments Wednesday evening.
The pedestrian crash occurred around 6:45 p.m. on the Blackwood apartment complex's Pine Run Drive.
The 5-year-old child sustained facial injuries, according to Gloucester Township Police Lt. Edward Bryant, but the juvenile's injuries were not life-threatening.
Investigators determined Maurice Chaney Jr., 36, of Almonesson Road, was driving while under the influence when he struck the child, Bryant said.
Chaney refused to submit to blood-alcohol content testing at the police station. He was charged with fourth-degree assault by auto, and cited for driving under the influence, refusal to submit to blood-alcohol content testing, reckless driving, careless driving and driving with an obstructed view.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Kennedy Health Systems EMS and Chews Landing Fire Department personnel responded to the crash scene, according to police.