Underage Drinking Party, Host Under Investigation
Grosse Pointe Farms detectives are investigating a party involving several teenagers from throughout the five communities believed to be hosted by a 54-year-old Farms woman.
A 54-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms woman may face charges related to allowing an underage drinking party at her Fisher Road home June 16 after police broke up a party involving several teens ranging in age from 17 to 19.
The woman told police who responded to noise complaints that she had been sleeping and had no idea any underage drinking was going on in the house, according to a report.
Officers arrived at the house about 11 p.m. to find teenagers in the backyard run through the house and out the front door. When officers came back to the front of the house, they spotted several others running to the second floor of the house.
One of the teens trying to leave the house was stopped by officers and the others were found and brought to the backyard. While looking through the house for the teenagers who had run, officers found large amounts of liquor throughout the house as well as a bag of marijuana on the kitchen counter.
All of the teenagers were given breathalyzer tests on the scene, revealing blood alcohol contents of 0.02 to 0.13 percent. The legal limit for those 21 years of age or older is 0.08 percent.
All of the teens, who are from the Grosse Pointes, were taken to the police department and then released to parents.
The case has been turned over to detectives for review of minor in possession of alcohol citations for the teenagers and a violation of hosting an open house party for the homeowner, according to a report.
If the woman is charged, she would be the second person in the last year to be charged with violating the Farms ordinance related to hosting open house parties. The mother of a teenage boy who held a party her Hillcrest home was charged with the same offense last August.
The offense is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and $500 in fines.