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Clayton man faces DWI, child abuse charges

Posted August 1, 2013
Updated September 6, 2013

— A Clayton man faces several charges, including misdemeanor child abuse, after Raleigh police stopped him in downtown Raleigh Wednesday night for allegedly speeding.

Arrest warrants indicate that William Donald Deloatch, 48, of 407 Dairy Road, Clayton, was driving 50 mph in a 35 mph speed zone and had a blood alcohol concentration of .14.

In the car was an 8-year-old child, according to arrest documents.

Deloatch was jailed under a $5,000 bond on charges of driving while impaired, driving with a revoked with license revoked, speeding and misdemeanor child abuse.


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  • lwe1967 Aug 2, 2013

    He doesn't deserve bond. He has a serious problem and he exposed the child to bodily harm. The bond should be higher to ensure that he doesn't get out. He should be in a program. Seize his vehicle(s). They can give the vehicle(s) to the spouse because of the children, but keep him out.

  • SayItLikeItIs Aug 2, 2013

    The purpose of bond is to make sure that someone appears for court on the charges. This guy is still in custody because he can't afford the $400 to bond out.

  • cweaver1000 Aug 2, 2013

    This may very well disqualify him from the father of the year award. He'll get a slap on the wrist, may have to do weekends in jail for a little while, pay a fine, be back out on the road in 6 months or less.

  • baldchip Aug 2, 2013

    Obamacare-I guess personal responsibility does not matter to you!! Matter of fact-your support of the healthcare fiasco called Obamacare says that unto itself.

    This man was not thinking of the child in his care. That's enough for a big sentence right there.

    And bail of $5000??? Come on-$50,000 at least.

  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 2, 2013

    I see sober soccer moms exceeding the speed limit everyday with multiple kids in the minivan.

  • pja1357 Aug 2, 2013

    He deserves the most severe punishment. Driving under the influence is happening way too much but the fact that he also had a child in the car makes it 10 times worse. Severe punish is due this man!!

  • alreadydoneit2 Aug 2, 2013

    Give him about 90 days cleaning up trash along the highways.And everyone who have revoked license can pick up trash 90 days license can be reinstate this a good way of getting the roadside clean.

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 1, 2013

    While I know some of those machine can be a little off, I'm leaning toward the fact that if he is found quilty of the DWI, that the child abuse charge is up graded to something more serious.

  • rednek Aug 1, 2013

    Odds are it was a prior DWI that got his license revoked. Give him a little time cleaning up the trash along the roads; maybe then he will think twice before getting in a car to drive when he has had a few too many!

  • living the dream Aug 1, 2013

    Give him a home and 3 meals a day.
    $5k bond. Are you kidding me?