Intoxicated driver hits child on bicycle

Amarillo, TX - A 7 year-old boy remains in the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.

Amarillo police were called out to the 2700 block of South West 26th at around 10 PM Friday.

Authorities tell us the child was driving a BMX-style bicycle, southbound across 26th avenue, when he was struck by a pick-up truck driving eastbound on 26th.

The boy suffered non life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the pick-up, 26 year-old Christopher Scott Mitchell, was arrested and booked into the Potter County Jail for intoxicated assault.  The incident remains under investigation.