Former Arlington Selectman May Face Charges For Underage Drinking Party

ARLINGTON (CBS) – A former Arlington selectman could be in trouble after police broke up a 33-person underage drinking party at her home Friday night, and they say it wasn’t the first time.

Police say they were called to the house of former selectman and current Town Meeting member Annie LaCourt and her husband Mark Bernstein after receiving a report of a teen urinating on the street.

WBZ Newsradio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

There, they say they found 33 teenagers partying, and 21 of those teens were drunk. Alcohol was also reportedly found in the home.

Police say LaCourt and Bernstein were home during the party.

“They are chagrined that the incident happened. They though something else was happening and before you know it things get out of hand,” one neighbor said.

The teens were given a Breathalyzer test and picked up by their parents. No one was arrested at the scene Friday.

In 2009, police responded to a drinking party at their home but LaCourt and her husband were not charged.

Captain Richard Flynn said charges will likely be filed on Monday.

Under the state’s social host law, those that furnish alcohol to minors are subject to a $2,000 fine or a year in jail.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton contributed to this report.


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