Child seriously hurt after being hit by alleged drunken driver

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RIVERHEAD -

A 5-year-old child is seriously hurt after being hit by an alleged drunken driver in Riverhead.

It happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Lewis Street and Doris Avenue.

Police say the boy was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a Cadillac Escalade.

News 12 is told the child has serious head injuries.

The driver, William Downing, stayed at the scene and was charged with DWI.

He will face a judge today.

Witnesses are being asked to call Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500 Ext. 326.

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