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Police: Drunken Driver Strikes Child

A 5-year-old child suffers non-life-threatening facial injuries.

Police: Drunken Driver Strikes Child Police: Drunken Driver Strikes Child

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.

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