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Three teen-agers were injured, one seriously, when their car left Tuscarora Road and ran into a utility pole early Saturday in an alcohol-related accident, Niagara County sheriff's Deputy James H. Hull said.

One passenger who was partially ejected from the vehicle, Andrew W. Chapman, 17, no address available, was listed in serious condition late Saturday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's intensive care unit, a hospital official said.

The driver, Mark A. Saunderson Jr., 17, of 67th Street in Niagara Falls, was charged with driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree vehicular assault, driving at an unreasonable speed and operating out of class, Hull said.

He was arrested after he was treated for chest injuries in Memorial Hospital, Hull said.

Fourteen-year-old Ryan M. Freeman, the second passenger, was treated for facial injuries at the same hospital, Hull said. His address was unavailable.

The accident occurred at 3:36 a.m. on Tuscarora Road halfway between Homestead and Richmond avenues, Hull said.

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