Sudbury police charge parents, teenager following underage drinking party

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SUDBURY, Mass. (WLNE) – Sudbury Chief Scott Nix says two parents and their teenager have been charged for throwing a large party at their home, where minors were found to be consuming alcohol.

The parents and their teenager, who was responsible for hosting the party, have all been charged under the Massachusetts Social Host Law.

Under the Massachusetts Social Host Law anyone “who is in control of the premises and who furnishes alcohol or allows it to be consumed on those premises” constitutes as a social host and may face fines, imprisonment or both.

On September 11, around 10 p.m., Sudbury police responded to a home for a report of a large underage drinking party.  Officers observed numerous individuals fleeing the scene as well as alcoholic beverages strewn across the backyard.

Multiple juveniles and open containers were found throughout the home, including in the basement where officers say the found a group of minors disregarding the state mandated social distancing and face covering protocols.

According to police, several party attendees made threatening comments towards the responding officers.

A minimum of 50 juveniles were present at the party. Police said they attempted to identify those who remained present and contacted each of their parents to make arrangements to pick up their children.

“We encourage residents to refrain from making any more volatile statements on social media regarding this incident as we are holding those responsible for providing the venue accountable,” Chief Nix said.

Police are actively investigating this incident in collaboration with the Sudbury Board of Health.  Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School has also been notified.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

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