Driver charged with vehicular assault

Published 9:03 am Monday, September 6, 2010

PROCTORVILLE — A Proctorville man remains in the Lawrence County Jail following a two-car accident on Sunday.

Houston E. McClung III, 34, faces charges of aggravated vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while impaired, driving under suspension and failure to stop for a stop sign.

At approximately 10:50 p.m. Sunday a vehicle driven by McClung failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of State Route 7 and State Route 217, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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The vehicle struck a car driven by Rachel A. Bailey, 29, of Acworth, Ga., who was driving northbound on State Route 7, the patrol stated.

All five occupants of Bailey’s car, including three children under the age of 10, were taken to the emergency room of Cabell Huntington Hospital. Bailey was treated and released, according to a nursing supervisor.

McClung is to face arraignment at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Lawrence County Municipal Court. The incident remains under investigation.