Teens among 15 arrested for underage drinking

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SUWANEE, Ga. - A neighbor's complaint about loud music at a Suwanee home led to 15 alcohol-related arrests at a party on Memorial Day, police said Tuesday.

 Suwanee police responded to a home in the 3400 block of Ashley Park Drive about 1 a.m. Monday. An officer noted about 20 people in the backyard, which was littered with plastic cups and beer cans. When the officer asked who was of legal drinking age, most said they weren't, according to a police report.

"Some folks ran into the house," said Suwanee police spokesman Capt. Cass Mooney. "We didn't chase anybody or anything."

The report states that all party-goers were at least 17 years old.

One teen told police the home belonged to his parents, who were upstairs sleeping, and that the alcohol was left over from one of their parties. Each teen submitted a breath sample, which proved some were being truthful who said they hadn't been drinking. Those teens were released.

Thirteen other teens were cited for underage drinking and arrested alongside the homeowners, Ivan Romero-Pereira and his wife Nohora Ternera-Gonzalez, who were charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors, Mooney said.

 




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