Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

Rhode Island Governor’s son may be charged

The son of Rhode Island’s Governor, 18-year-old Caleb Chafee, allegedly hosted a high school graduation party with alcohol at his family’s Exeter home. State police discovered the party when they rescued an inebriated girl who says Caleb told her to leave the party and call 911 once she was off the property. She ended up hospitalized. This is barely a month after he pleaded no contest to charges of “being a person under 21 entering an establishment to buy alcohol”.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s response to the media? According to news radio station WPRO 630 he said, “I am very proud of what Caleb has done in school, … in a very, very competitive Portsmouth Abbey environment …Youngsters let off steam… and we will deal with some of the issues in a private way.”

Dealing with these issues privately seems to be a privilege not offered to other Rhode Island residents, like Jesse Poznanski  or Providence Police Chief’ Col. Dean Esserman or even former Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra, all of whom have been greatly impacted by Rhode Island’s Social Host laws in the past year or so.

The state’s Attorney General will decide whether to press charges shortly. According to attorney Lou Pulner, who was interviewed tonight by Matt Allen, the WPRO 630 radio show host who first broke this story earlier today, Caleb’s relationship to the Governor is the only reason the state’s Attorney General would even consider getting involved in this investigation.

One comment on “Rhode Island Governor’s son may be charged

  1. JamFest 16
    June 23, 2012

    Would that be the Attorney General in the Governor’s administration deciding to press charges? Don’t hold your breath.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

RSS Latest News

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Video News

  • Video: North Bay Parade Fills Streets February 27, 2017
    Residents say the Annual North Bay Parade is one of the biggest and best Mardi Gras Parades on our coast... Drawing around forty-thousand people to the streets of D’Iberville the 29th North Bay Mardi Gras association parade was a great success. The weather was a beautiful 65 degrees with sunshine as the parade rolled through Lemoyne Boulevard this afternoon. […]
  • Video: emojis to combat underage drinking January 21, 2017
    new partnership in weber county
  • Video: Underage Drinking December 14, 2016
    Dec. 13, 2016
  • Video: Ocean Springs Night Parade Will Still Roll December 8, 2016
    Today, Ocean Springs Police Chief Mark Dunston said a miscommunication led people to believe the night Mardi Gras parade would be canceled. A press conference was held to clear up the rumors and law down some ground rules for safety. Rumors surrounding the fate of the popular, Ocean Springs night parade came as a surprise to many Coast residents and carnival […]

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: