A man is dead after police say the scooter he was riding was struck by a man driving while impaired.
Woody Spencer with Kinston Public Safety says around 7 p.m. Sunday 56-year-old Melvin Earl Sutton was driving a Ford Taurus south on Independence Street when he hit 26-year-old Jamal Williams' scooter head on.
Sutton is charged with Felony Death By Vehicle, Driving While Impaired, Driving Left Of Center and Resisting A Public Officer.
He's due in court October 7th.
Online records show 56-year-old Melvin Earl Sutton has a criminal record dating back to 1989 which includes convictions for DWI, reckless driving, assault on a police officer, burglary, drugs and larceny. His last conviction was in 2011.