[noun]: an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

Monday, February 11, 2008

Che Skaggs

Mebane, NC — Scott Belling is facing charges of DWI and felony death-by-vehicle after hitting an Orange County teenager. Che Skaggs was at least 10 feet off the road when he was struck and killed Saturday afternoon at 4503 Claibornes Road near Mebane. Highway Patrol reported Scott Belling, the driver, had a confirmed blood alcohol of .23, almost three times the legal threshold of .08 for driving while impaired. Friends and staff at the Orange High School remembered Skaggs on Monday. He was a sophomore. Belling was charged Saturday with DWI and felony hit-and-run. His was later charged with felony death-by-vehicle and is being held in the Orange County Jail. His bond was raised from $20,000 to $70,000 when the death-by-vehicle charge was added.