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Police charge minors in car, at camp party

Article from Bangor Daily News, Monday, March 20, 2006

By Diana Bowley
Staff Writer


LAKEVIEW PLANTATION - Eight teenagers were charged Sunday after police stopped a car then interrupted an underage drinking party at a camp on Fire Road 4 off Knight's Landing Road.

During a traffic stop before midnight Saturday, Brownville police Officers Nick Clukey and Derek Hersey discovered a car full of minors who apparently had been drinking.

The 19-year-old driver was charged with illegal transportation of liquor by a minor and possession of marijuana. The results of the driver's blood-alcohol level test will be forwarded to the state, according to Clukey.

The three passengers were each charged with illegal possession of liquor by a minor, he said.

From that stop, the officers learned that a party was being held at a area camp. While they processed the minors and called their parents, Clukey called the Piscataquis County Sheriff's Department for assistance.

Investigator Allen Emerson, who was one of county officers to respond early Sunday, said his department summoned four other minors, including the daughter of the camp owner, for illegal possession of liquor.

Clukey said those summoned were from the Milo and Brownville areas, but included a couple of University of Maine students. The ages of those charged range from 18 to 20, he said.

All are expected to make their initial court appearances in May in 13th District Court in Dover-Foxcroft.



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