Man, 46, fined for drunken grad party at Chester property

Following a graduation party that got out of control in Chester on June 16, Lunenburg District RCMP issued a 46-year-old man with a Summary Offence Ticket under the Nova Scotia Liquor Control Act for permitting drunkenness at a grad party held on his property.

Just after 10:30 p.m. on June 16, Lunenburg District RCMP responded to a complaint of a heavily intoxicated male passed out at a high school graduation party at a residence on Haddon Hill Road in Chester.

Upon arrival, RCMP observed approximately 50 to 60 kids in a field at the location, with many in various states of intoxication due to alcohol consumption.

An 18-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were transported by EHS to the South Shore Regional Hospital for treatment due to their level of intoxication.

A 19-year-old male was arrested for causing a disturbance and was later released.

Arrangements were made by the hosts for the remaining guests to be picked up or taken home to their parents.

Police remind those thinking of hosting parties to consider the risks and liabilities involved. Underage drinking is a serious matter and Lunenburg District RCMP will hold property owners accountable for allowing youth to consume alcohol on their property.

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