underage drinking http://ripr.org en RI State Police Crack Down on Underage Drinking http://ripr.org/post/ri-state-police-crack-down-underage-drinking <p>State police are going all out this year to combat underage drinking. A task force has been monitoring places where underage drinking has historically been a problem.</p><p>State police Colonel Steven O’Donnell said a task force comprised of state, municipal and campus police has been formed to address the problem of underage drinking.&nbsp;&nbsp; Since the beginning of September</p><p></p><p>they’ve investigated 30 nightclubs and several house parties near college campuses. Twenty-six people were summoned to appear in court on charges of alcohol possession by an underage person.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:48:59 +0000 Flo Jonic 21938 at http://ripr.org RI State Police Crack Down on Underage Drinking Barrington Doctor Pleads Not Guilty to Providing Alcohol to Minors http://ripr.org/post/barrington-doctor-pleads-not-guilty-providing-alcohol-minors <p>A Rhode Island doctor and Brown University Professor was in court today; accused of providing alcohol to minors.</p><p></p><p>Dr. Bruce Becker has pleaded not guilty to violating the social host law.</p><p>Barrington police arrived at Becker’s house last Tuesday night after receiving a report of loud music.</p><p>According to the police report, 30 people scattered, including Dr. Becker, who police say yelled for everyone to run away.</p><p>Police say they found vodka and beer at the home in Barrington.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:39:49 +0000 John Bender 19677 at http://ripr.org