Father arrested for letting teen bumper-ride on Pumpkin Delight Road

A motorist who let his teenager on rollerblades hold onto the back of his car while driving on Pumpkin Delight Road was arrested Friday and charged with risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment.

Police said they responded to Pumpkin Delight Road and Pomona Avenue Friday at 7:30 p.m., where a 15-year-old had reportedly been injured.

Police said that Jose Rivera, 34, of Harrison Avenue, had let his 15-year-old bumper-ride — hold onto the vehicle while wearing roller blades. The teen lost his grip and fell to the ground as Rivera drove down Pumpkin Delight Road, sustaining injuries that required medical treatment, police said. The teen was brought to an area hospital and was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Rivera also was charged with permitting a rider on the outside of a vehicle. He was released from police custody on a promise to appear in court Sept. 2.