Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bus Ride Ruined McGraw Concert

I'm going to a show myself tonight so it looks like this is it for the day:

"Randolph man, teens face alcohol charges after bus arrest" by Mario Vasquez Globe Correspondent  June 13, 2015

A 40-year-old Randolph man and 12 teenagers face charges after police discovered a large quantity of alcohol on a charter bus that was on its way to the Tim McGraw concert at the Xfinity Center Friday evening, police said.

William Rivera of Randolph is being charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The teenagers are being charged with being in possession of alcohol as minors, according to a police statement.

Rivera was the driver of a bus taking 35 teenagers from Quincy to the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, police stated.

Around 6:45 p.m., an officer noticed a girl lying on the ground in front of a Cumberland Farms, on Mansfield Avenue, the statement said. Several people were attempting to pick the girl off the ground.

They bought the booze with food stamps?

As officers approached the group, a number of them ran away, some with beer cans in their hands, police said.

Not far away, a charter bus was parked on the side of the road. When officers approached the bus, they saw a large quantity of empty beer cans and bottles scattered throughout the bus, the statement said.

Rivera told officers that he was unaware of the alcohol on the bus, police said.

On the bus, officers saw a girl vomiting. Norton Fire Department arrived at the scene and the girl was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, according to the statement. A second girl outside of the bus was also taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

The remaining 10 teenagers on the bus were taken to the Norton Police Department to be picked up by their parents, police said.

At the police station, nine of the teenagers had blood alcohol levels of more than 0.10, while one of the teenagers was found to have a level of 0.25. She was then taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital because of her high alcohol level, the statement said.

Rivera and the 12 teenagers are scheduled to appear in the Attleboro District Court at a later date.

I'm sure that will attle their parents.


see they missed quite a show.