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Man Charged With DWI, Death by Vehicle

Posted February 9, 2008 6:35 p.m. EST
Updated February 10, 2008 10:04 p.m. EST

— A man is facing charges of DWI and felony death-by-vehicle after police say his vehicle hit and killed 16-year-old boy in Orange County.

It happened at about 5:10 p.m. Saturday at 4503 Claibornes Rd. in Mebane.

A vehicle driven by Scott Belling, 47, ran off the road and hit Che Skaggs, state Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Sharlow said.

Belling left the scene and drove several miles to a convenience store, Sharlow said. He called 911 and said he thought he had hit something and that he had a flat tire. At the convenience store, the driver was given a breathalyzer test –  Sharlow said Belling blew a .23.

Skaggs was riding his skateboard about 10 to 15 feet off the roadway when he was hit. The teenager died at the scene.

Belling was charged Saturday with DWI and felony hit-and-run. His was later charged with felony death-by-vehicle.

Belling was being held Sunday night in the Orange County Jail. His bond was upgraded from $20,000 to $70,000.