Cops, Courts and Fire

Newtown Twp. Police To Cite Dozens After Underage Drinking Parties


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Newtown Township police have responded to two large parties involving underage drinking over the past week.

The first party, which happened last Friday, has led to investigators planning to cite 41 people for underage drinking.

Police said in a statement that they were initially alerted to the party after an ambulance call around 10:15 p.m. The dispatch involved a minor female who needed medical attention after drinking too much. The girl’s mother told officers her daughter had been at a party where she drank too much alcohol and became ill.

The girl was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown for treatment, police said.

Officers determined the party occurred at a home in the Wiltshire Walk development off Washington Avenue and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, they found a large party at a residence, police said.

Officers requested identification from the partygoers and began administer portable breath tests, police said.

By the end of the night, officers determined 60 of the partygoers were juveniles and 20 were between the age of 18 and 20, police said.

The second party happened Tuesday night when police were called to the wooded area near Meridian Circle for a possible large gathering. While walking up to the scene, which was discovered to be just off Lower Dolington Road, numerous people could be heard running from the party through a wooded area and power lines.

“One male subject was observed to be experiencing what appeared to be an alcohol overdose and one sustained several lacerations to her legs while running through the woods so an ambulance was summoned,” police said in a statement.

Officers were able to speak with 11 people and they will be receiving underage drinking citations.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama’s visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he’s not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there’s one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001