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CT father, son arrested after teen injured during 'underage drinking party'

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Douglas Knight was arrested after a 17-year-old was injured while falling down a flight of stairs at a home in New Canaan in March. (New Canaan Police Department) Douglas Knight was arrested after a 17-year-old was injured while falling down a flight of stairs at a home in New Canaan in March. (New Canaan Police Department)
Andrew Knight was arrested after a 17-year-old was injured while falling down a flight of stairs at a home in New Canaan in March. (New Canaan Police Department) Andrew Knight was arrested after a 17-year-old was injured while falling down a flight of stairs at a home in New Canaan in March. (New Canaan Police Department)
NEW CANAAN, CT (WFSB) -

A father and son were arrested after a 17-year-old was injured while falling down a flight of stairs at a home in New Canaan in March.

Andrew Knight, 18, was charged with delivering of alcoholic liquor to a minor and permitting minor to possess alcoholic liquor while his father Douglas Knight, 59, is facing an interfering with an emergency call charge. 

Their arrests come after police were called to a home on Oenoke Ridge Road, which is the home of the Knights, around 11:30 p.m. on March 25. Upon arrival, officers found an unidentified teenager injured and rushed the child to Norwalk Hospital. 

Police said they received information from the doctor at Norwalk Hospital. The doctor told police that "the victim’s injuries were possibly the result of an assault."  It was determined that the injuries suffered by the 17-year-old were the "result of falling down a staircase." 

After a "lengthy criminal investigation," police determined that there was an underage drinking party at that home on that night and Andrew Knight had purchased the alcoholic beverages from World of Beverages in Norwalk.

Investigators learned that the teen was injured for more than 30 minutes and was unconscious. Another teen said she wanted to call 911. 

According to the arrest warrant, Andrew Knight got on the phone with his mother who said: "don't call the cops - dad says not to call 911 - wait til we get there."

Police said when Douglas Knight arrived home, he "instructed those still at the home, helping the victim, to not call 911."

"I don't want cops in my house... we can take *** (to the hospital) ourselves," Douglas Knight said, according to court documents. 

Investigators said Andrew Knight and his parents have hired attorneys and have not provided statements.

As for the victim, a source close to the case told Eyewitness News he was in the intensive care unit for several days and they were concerned he might die. He is a star baseball player recruited to play college ball and has recovered. 

Eyewitness News reached out to Douglas Knight who said he could not talk because he was at a game and hung up the phone. 

World of Beverages was "referred to the State of Connecticut Liquor Control Commission."  

Andrew Knight is expected to be arraigned at Norwalk Superior Court on May 31 while Douglas Knight, who is the managing partner or CEO of Worldtek in New Haven, is scheduled to appear on June 1. 

To read the full arrest warrant for Andrew Knight, click here. To read the full arrest warrant for Douglas Knight, click here

Eyewitness News will have more at 11 p.m. 

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