underage drinking

RI News
2:48 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

RI State Police Crack Down on Underage Drinking

Rhode Island State Police Col. Steven O'Donnell at a press conference announcing a crackdown on underage drinking.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

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.

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.   Since the beginning of September

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.

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RI News
1:39 pm
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.

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