Lewisboro Cops Charge Teens With Underage Drinking

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Lewisboro Police charged several teenagers with underage drinking. Photo Credit: Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Four teens from South Salem and one from Katonah were arrested in Lewisboro early Sunday morning and charged with unlawful possession of alcoholic beverages – a violation.

Lewisboro police said they were conducting a special DWI patrol when they saw the teens and their vehicles in the parking lot of the Bouton Mobile gas station on Route 35 at around 2:05 a.m. Police said they discovered beer cans and open cases of cold beer surrounding the vehicles.

Officers interviewed the youths – all males – and discovered that none of them were over 21. They ranged from ages 16 to 18. Police said the teens gave conflicting reports as to how they obtained the beer.

Police said the 16-year-old admitted he had been drinking and his parents were called and came to pick him up. Police also said that one of the 18-year-olds told them that he been drinking at a party earlier. That boy was tested and found to have a blood alcohol content of .093. Police said they notified his parents, who were shown the BAC results and advised that their son could have been charged with DWI if he had driven away from the scene.

Police said a total of 48 cans of cold beer were discovered at the scene and were poured out by officers. The five teens were issued summonses for Alcohol Beverage Control law 65-c violations - unlawful possession of alcoholic beverages with the intent to consume by persons under age 21 - and are due in court on July 9.

The following items were also reported by the Lewisboro police:

  • On Monday, June 11, police investigated a larceny call on Hemlock Road in South Salem. The homeowner told police that 24 tubes of roofing caulk, valued at around $46, were taken from her backyard. The homeowner is in the process of having work done on her roof. An attempt to contact the contractor to see if he removed the caulk was unsuccessful.
  • Police responded to a two-car accident on Old Post Road in Cross River on Tuesday, June 12. One car had rear-ended another. Police said the driver of the second car told them he looked down to pick up some photo equipment that had fallen and was distracted. Police said a witness told them that when traffic halted in front of him, he was unable to stop in time. There were no injuries.
  • Police investigated another two-car accident on Wednesday, June 13. Officers responded to Debbie Lane and Route 35 in Cross River. Upon arrival, police said both vehicles were half in the road and one of them was possibly totaled with extensive damage to the front end, including the hood and fenders. The female driver was crying and told police she had fallen asleep and hit the car in front of her, which had stopped for traffic. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No serious injuries were reported.
  • On Sunday morning, at around 1:30 a.m. while on a DWI detail, police pulled over a vehicle for traveling 54 mph in a 35 mph zone on Avery Road in Cross River. Police said they discovered that the driver’s license had expired in November 2011 and impounded the vehicle.
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