Georgetown man charged with DUI, assault after allegedly hitting child

GEORGETOWN, Del. - Police say that a Georgetown man was arrested and charged with vehicular assault after he struck a five-year-old child on a bicycle on Thursday evening.

Around 7:45 p.m., 26-year-old Rogelio Lopez-Perez was driving a 1997 Toyota Corolla in the Sand Hill Acres MHP. Lopez- Perez had reportedly gone into the park when he turned onto Widgeon Road.

Police say, Lopez-Perez did not see a five-year-old boy sitting on his bicycle near the edge of the roadway, and struck the young boy with the front of the car.

Lopez-Perez reportedly immediately stopped his car in the roadway once he heard the crash. The five-year-old child was taken by EMS to Beebe Health Care in Lewes where he was admitted with undetermined injuries.

Lopez-Perez was taken to Troop Four in Georgetown where a DUI investigation happened. He was later charged with first degree vehicular assault, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a valid license. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,100 bond.

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