Northwest NEWS

June 19, 2000

Local News

Party Patrol has busy weekend

by Becky Nixon, staff reporter

   KING COUNTY--Forty-eight young people were arrested by the combined law enforcement agency's Party Patrol for various alcohol-related offenses over the weekend of June 3.

   The Patrol responded to reports of parties east of Woodinville, in the Blueberry Patch Park in Bellevue, a wooded area of Tolt Hill near Carnation, the Finn Hill area of Kirkland, and in Shoreline.

   With the exceptions of the Shoreline party, which turned out to be a church supervised "Root Beer Kegger," and the Finn Hill party, where participants ran off, arrests were made for Possession or Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (MIP), possession of drugs (4), and one arrest for an outstanding warrant.

   An additional three DUI arrests were made by Party Patrol members on Saturday night, June 3: two in Shoreline and one in Kenmore.

   At the Woodinville-Duvall Road party, one person over 21 years was cited for Furnishing Liquor to Minors (which includes providing a premise for minors to drink), which is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a $5,000 fine.