Driver faces DUI charges after hitting child

73772While a teenaged boy continues to receive treatment at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon, Theodore Winters is in custody facing DUI charges.

Winters’ vehicle struck a Demopolis High School freshman as he was on his bicycle at the intersection of Arcola Road and First Avenue at approximately 3:20 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim was initially taken to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis before being flown out to Children’s Hospital.

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