Man Charged With DWI In Fatal Wreck

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.

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