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Reckless driver charged with DWI after almost hitting child

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Abraham Rivera Orellana (Source: NHCSO) Abraham Rivera Orellana (Source: NHCSO)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - When 21-year-old Abraham Rivera Orellana hit several cars in Wilmington, police say witnesses would not let him run away.

People standing near Market Street and Lennon Drive held Orellana until officers arrived Saturday afternoon, according to Lt. Blanton with WPD.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Orellana is charged with DWI and reckless driving to endanger. 

Blanton said Orellana hit two cars on Lennon Drive, then pulled into a nearby parking lot where he clipped a parked car and crashed into a utility pole around 4:40 p.m.

Emergency crews rushed at least one person to the hospital, but Blanton could not comment on the details Sunday night.

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