Mequon mother fined for providing alcohol to teens
MEQUON- Mequon Police bust a 57-year-old woman for providing teenagers with liquor in her home. It was on January 3rd - police received a tip of a huge party on the 10300 block of River Road. when officers arrived they found dozen of cars parked in the driveway and on the side of the road.
"The young man that came to the door - they smelled alcohol on his breath but he told them they could not come in and needed to get a warrant, said Mequon Police Chief Steve Graff.
Officers returned this house with a warrant only to uncover 50 young adults scattered throughout the home hiding .
"Hiding between mattresses in the garage - one climbed up on a shelf covering themselves with a blanket another in the attic area."
In all, 33 teens were cited for underage drinking - some blowing a BAC more than two times the legal limit.
Chief Graff says in the last month and a half his department has seen an increase of underage drinking parties.
Meanwhile the homeowner who provided the liquor was only cited with a $376 fine.
"$376 is a small amount to think of in this picture, but if you think about the big picture - if one of those kids drives away and get in a crash it would be hundreds of thousands of dollars - I'm sure it is a very serious violation."