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Driver Who Struck Child Charged with DWI

Posted March 31, 1997

— A little boy remains hospitalized as a convicted drunk driver is charged again following an accident in Raleigh Sunday.

Police say a 6-year-old was struck and seriously injured on Jones Street Sunday afternoon. Investigators have charged the driver of the vehicle that struck the child with DWI and driving with a revoked license.

Melvin MacClain, 50, had his license revoked last year after a different DWI conviction.

The child is now listed in critical condition at Wake Medical Center. More charges could be filed against MacClain if the boy does not survive.

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