A 17-year-old boy was injured after being struck by a vehicle while skateboarding with a friend after dark over the weekend.
Deputies responded to a call just after 9 p.m. Friday about a hit-and-run accident on Old Military Road.
When they arrived at the scene, they discovered the suspect’s vehicle parked in a northbound lane and a woman, identified as Amanda Harris, standing behind it.
The woman reportedly told police that Johney Harris, 30, of Mayflower, had called her following the accident and she had returned to the scene with him.
The woman said that Harris was unaware of any injuries to the boy until they got back to the scene. He then reportedly asked her to take responsibility for the accident, as his license had been suspened for a first-offense DWI.
Another juvenile male at the scene told deputies he and the boy were riding skateboards when they observed the vehicle’s lights heading south on Old Military Road.
The boy said the pair were off of the road when he turned and noticed his friend being “tossed through the air,” before landing in the roadway.
The boy then moved his friend to the side of the road and contacted his friend's father.
Harris told police he was “sorry,” and that he was driving on a suspended license because he “had to drop his child off.”
Harris had not been drinking at the time of the accident.
He was placed under arrest for driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident with injury and reckless driving.
The boy was transported to St. Vincent Hospital, where he is recovering.