Blaine police responded to an accident involving an 18-year-old who had fallen out of a moving car on Friday evening near the Blaine primary school on Boblett Street.
Officers received a call about a teenager who appeared to be injured lying in the middle of the road, Blaine police spokesperson Lisa Moeller said. Police arrived to find the 18-year-old being tended to by friends.
After interviewing the two other teenagers involved, officers found that the young man had been hanging out the front passenger window of his friend’s car attempting to fix the car’s antenna, Moeller said.
The 18-year-old fell out of the moving car when the driver, 18-year-old Jamal Mallak, let go of his friend’s feet to avoid hitting a telephone pole.
Paramedics treated the 18-year-old at the scene and took him to St. Joseph Hospital. His name has not been released.
Mallak was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Moeller said.
The third 18-year-old in the car, Nathan Weiderspohn, was arrested on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Similar charges are pending for the 18-year-old who was sent to the hospital.