Cops: Beer Found in Jeep with Four Boys, All 16

The usual shenanigans. Nobody hurt. But where was the broken glass? And who cleaned it up?

A case of Keystone Light beer was in plain sight, as were four 16-year-old boys, when an officer pulled over a Jeep Wrangler on Dabney Road on Saturday, March 8, police said.

And police can't allow that kind of mix to continue.

New Canaan police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:

At 9:27 p.m., police were called by someone who said that some youths, possibly intoxicated, were breaking bottles on the roadway on Beach Road, near Dabney Road. The caller said the boys seemed to be in a dark Jeep Wrangler.

Police took a look and, about two tenths of a mile away, on Dabney Road near Carter Street, they spotted the vehicle and stopped it.

The boys told police that another group of youths in another vehicle had been in the area. When the beer was spotted, it didn't matter.

Each of the four (all of whom live in New Canaan) was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, and their parents came by and picked them up.

The driver of the car was also charged with having teenage passengers in his vehicle before the six-month ban on such passengers had expired, so he was charged with that.

Four Jacks March 15, 2014 at 03:31 PM
The law on junior drivers is "no siblings for first six months", "no friends for one year". Most of these kids go to driving school, where this is stressed, yet the day they get their licenses, they're out driving their friends and the parents don't care.
Ryan B. March 15, 2014 at 06:53 PM
Four Jacks, that driving law is is unnecessary and should not be enforced. This country has become too cautious about everything. Treat these young adults like children and we will have a future work force and leaders made up of a bunch of unsure and passive individuals always looking for instruction. You have to live to learn.
Four Jacks March 15, 2014 at 06:58 PM
Not enforce the law? Good one. I also did not make the law, but it is what it is..... Why don't you google how many accidents have occurred in NC alone with 16/17 year old drivers? I certainly don't want to be a victim of their "learning."
Fan of our town March 17, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Glad to see the NC police are enforcing the laws in a sensible way that protects the kids from harm, teaches them a valuable lesson, but doesn't treat them like hardened criminals...I am sure the parents of these kids will make sure they don't make this mistake again.
Andy Kerchoff March 17, 2014 at 04:35 PM
Or at lease teach them to drink better beer! ;-)


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