Two Charged With Underage Drinking During State Championship Game At Rentschler Field

State police say four people were found "incapacitated" in the bathroom during the game and were referred for medical attention. Two people, one 17 years old and another 18 years old, were charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.


Connecticut State Police say four people were found "incapacitated" in the bathroom during the Class L state championship game between Daniel Hand High School in Madison and Windsor High School Saturday at Rentschler Field in East Haven, CT.

State police have jurisdiction in the stadium and in the parking lot.

Lt. Paul Vance, a state police spokesman, said "four people were found in the bathroom incapacitated and in need of medical attention" during the game. They were taken to the first aid station and it was handled as a medical incident, he said. He said he did not know if they were taken by ambulance for additional treatment, or released to a parent or adult.

He said he did not know the age or hometown of the four people, but that "they were most probably students."

He said there were two arrests, one of someone who was 17 who was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and one of someone who was 18 who was charged with possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana.

He said he did not have information immediately available about the names or hometowns of the people who were arrested.

Janet December 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
And yes these kids went overboard... And this will likely teach them a lesson. But they shouldn't automatically be labeled as problem kids.
Linda December 13, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Wonder what a great parent is these days?
Janet December 13, 2012 at 05:44 PM
A great parent is one who leads by example, listens to their kids, enables them to grow and flourish and disciplines them when necessary. A great parent prepares their kids for the ups and downs of life and provides guidance on how to deal with these. A great parent does not foster a sense of entitlement in kids and installs values such as generosity. Most people aren't great parents all the time; they do the best that they can.
Pem McNerney December 13, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Like. Well said. I might suggest steady, consistent rules and guidance. Discipline when needed, again applied consistently. Helping them find out what their passion is and encouraging them to follow it, even, sometimes, if it's not exactly what you might have picked for them. Unconditional love, when they're guilty, innocent or, as often is the case at this age, wavering somewhere in between.
patricia donohue December 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM
We know that bad things happen to good people. Thankfully, those teens are safe, healthly and being cared for by their loving and supportive parents...and not the victims of a harsher life lesson involving a cop at the door bringing bad news.


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