GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) - A 59-year-old man who police say struck an 8-year-old boy in Georgetown on Tuesday night was charged Wednesday with intoxicated assault.
The boy, Isaiah Justice, was in serious condition at Dell Children's Medical Center.
According to police, Charles Thurmond struck Isaiah as the child was crossing the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Janis Drive with his two brothers.
Police arrested Thurmond after witnesses followed his black Ford sport-utility vehicle for some three miles after it left the scene, officials said.
On Tuesday night, Isaiah was listed in critical condition with head injuries. But Georgetown police said he was improving and that doctors had kept him sedated.
Neighbors said Wednesday that Isaiah and his brothers were playing about 100 yards from their home when the child was struck. They also said that motorists use Northwest Boulevard and Janis Drive as cut-though streets from nearby Interstate 35.
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