Accused of being drunk on Halloween night and hitting his 5-year-old daughter with an SUV while taking her trick-or-treating, a Max Meadows man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and felony child endangerment.

Nathan James Hurley, 33, was arrested on Oct. 31 after police said he struck his daughter Grace with the front bumper of his Ford Explorer in the 300 block of Umberger Street.

The girl sustained possible cracked ribs and was taken to a Roanoke hospital for treatment, police said.

In her criminal complaint, Officer Chastity Russell said Hurley “reeked of alcohol” and had “glassy eyes,” when she talked to him.

Russell said Hurley was unsteady on his feet and sang – instead of reciting – the alphabet when she gave him field sobriety tests. She said he refused to take a breath test.

Hurley bonded out on the DWI charge, and was arrested again on Nov. 5 and charged with felony child endangerment and released again on bond.

He’ll be arraigned Nov. 18 on the misdemeanor DWI charge and was arraigned Friday on the child endangerment charge.

Employed at McDonald’s, Hurley has a criminal record that includes charges of assault and battery, public intoxication, drug distribution and being an accessory after the fact to robbery, according to court documents.

“Cooperative. Truthful. Does not appear to be a flight risk,” a magistrate wrote when setting his $500 bond in the DWI case.

Hurley’s trial date on the DWI is Dec. 2; his preliminary hearing on the felony is Jan. 14, 2020, in Wythe County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

If a judge finds probable cause in that case, he’ll send the charge to a grand jury. If Hurley is indicted, he’ll stand trial in Wythe County Circuit Court.

Jeffrey Simmons can be reached at 228-6611, extension 19, or

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