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Wed August 7, 2013
Barrington Doctor Pleads Not Guilty to Providing Alcohol to Minors
A Rhode Island doctor and Brown University Professor was in court today; accused of providing alcohol to minors.
Dr. Bruce Becker has pleaded not guilty to violating the social host law.
Barrington police arrived at Becker’s house last Tuesday night after receiving a report of loud music.
According to the police report, 30 people scattered, including Dr. Becker, who police say yelled for everyone to run away.
Police say they found vodka and beer at the home in Barrington.
Reportedly, the 56-year old Dr. Becker admitted to having a party for his son, but unaware of any alcohol.
Some of the partygoers were stopped and asked to take a breathalyzer, but refused. The police officer noted that Becker told the teens not to take the test.
Becker was released on bail after submitting his plea, and will be due back in court August 23rd.
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