2 teens hurt after friend allegedly runs over them with car in El Monte

Two teens suffered non-serious injuries after authorities said another teen ran over them with a car at a slow rate of speed in El Monte early Sunday morning.

Authorities received a call around 2:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Lexington Avenue. A teen got into a car and two of his friends attempted to stop him because they thought he was drunk, according to El Monte police.

Both teens were then hit by the car at an extremely slow rate of speed and treated at a county hospital with non-serious injuries.

The driver was later detained at his home. He told authorities he was driving a relative's car and was not under the influence.

Authorities were investigating the case as child endangerment.
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