KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) _ A white man was charged with deliberately driving over a curb and running down two black boys on bicycles, and the youngsters' family says the motorist should be charged with a hate crime.

Prosecutors said James G. Langenbach struck the boys without provocation Sunday.

Dontrell Langston was listed in fair condition, and his cousin Austin Hansen-Tyler was in critical condition. Both are 14.

Langenbach, 27, was charged Monday with two counts of intentionally causing great bodily harm to a child while armed with a dangerous weapon, and two counts of leaving the scene of an injury accident. The charges carry up to 66 years in prison.

Asked whether Langenbach hit the boys because they were black, Detective Cindy Fredericksen said, ``There is no other obvious reason at this time.''

``He should be tried for a hate crime and attempted murder,'' said Tina Tyler, the boys' aunt.

Disstrict Attorney Robert Jambois wouldn't say whether he would charge Langenbach with a hate crime.

Jambois noted that Langenbach committed a similar crime eight years ago. In 1991, he rammed his car twice into a stopped van carrying five black men and drove away, Jambois said. He was placed on probation.

``I, as a prosecutor, don't believe in coincidences,'' the prosecutor said in asking for high bail. Bail was set at $200,000.

Langenbach remained in jail Tuesday. His lawyer, Dennis Egre, had no comment.