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115 cited for underage drinking at college parties over the weekend

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Dee DeQuattro


115 people were cited for underage drinking at two college parties in Middletown over the weekend.

Lt. Nutt of the Middletown Police said that on two separate occasions over the weekend police responded to noise complaints at Middletown addresses. On Friday police were dispatched to 48 Warren Ave. and upon arrival discovered a crowded party littered with beer cans.

Due to the overcrowded nature of the party, Middletown also called Newport and Portsmouth Police for assistance. Police then cited over 70 individuals for underage drinking.

The second call came in early Sunday morning around 1:07 a.m. when police were dispatched to 11 Shore Drive for another noise complaint. There they broke up a party and handed out approximately 40 underage drinking citation.

At this address a group of young adults got out of hand and were extremely loud. Police report that a handful of students ran off and an officer pursued them by foot. The officer injured his ankle during the pursuit. Neighbors reported seeing the individuals run through their yards and one says the suspects broke a fence.

19-year-old Bryan Gaschke of New Jersey got particularly loud with officers at the scene and was arrested for obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest.

One individual had to be transported to Newport Hospital after vomiting profusely.

Police say both parties were associated with Salve Regina University students.

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