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Couple Cited for Serving Underage Guests at Farewell Party For Solider
The following arrests were reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction
A Middletown couple was charged with Social Host Ordinance 130.01B after Middletown Police said they served alcohol to minors at a good-bye party they organized for a friend who was soon to be deployed to Afghanistan.
Police responded to the residence of James Phelan, 22, and his wife Alexandra Elvin, 21, at 112A Lawrence St., at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, after they received a complaint about the noise and possible under-age drinking.
Phelan allegedly told officers that he knew some individuals were under the age of 21, but he did not think it was a problem since he had organized a sober ride home for the guests.
The underage guests were charged with Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor and issued Municipal Court Summons. Guests 21 years-old and older were released on-scene.