A Fort Drum man allowed a juvenile girl to drive a car early June 3, prompting an accident in which the auto struck a house at 402 Moffett St. and injured three people, Watertown police allege.
Miguel A. Martinez, 20, was charged Tuesday at Fort Drum with permitting unlicensed operation of a vehicle and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is scheduled for an appearance in City Court.
The accident occurred at 1:25 a.m. while the girl, 15, of Adams, was making a turn onto Hungerford Street, police said. She lost control of the 2003 Mitsubishi, owned by Maria Estrada, Killeen, Texas, and went off the left side of the road, police said. The auto slammed into the front porch of the house, owned and occupied by Randall Strong, 39.
The driver, her name withheld by police, was treated at Samaritan Medical Center for a face injury. Two passengers also were treated: Bridgette M. Norman, 17, and Makayla S. Benway, 15, both with complaints of head pains.
The young motorist was cited with endangering the welfare of a child and faces action in Family Court and with the Probation Department, police said.
The Police Department released no details about the accident until now because of the continuing investigation and the involvement of a juvenile.