Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Putnam Area Teens Cited For Underage Drinking

What began as a call about a suspicious vehicle ended up with more than a dozen people being cited for underage drinking. The sheriff's department says it happened on Farmington Drive when someone called to report a suspicious vehicle in their driveway. Deputies arrived on the scene to find the complainant pointing at the vehicle as it drove away. They pursued it for a short distance and found a party apparently in progress at a nearby home. But they say many of the people at that party were under the legal drinking age -- most either 18 or 19 years old. Citations were issued to all of those who admitted to drinking and those who were older were told that they could be facing charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.