Winslow police officers responding to a report of an unconscious 14-year-old boy found an underage drinking party at a home on Halifax Street early Monday, and have charged the boy and three others with illegal underage drinking.

The ill boy was taken to Inland Hospital in Waterville and recovered sufficiently to be released to his parents.

Police were called to the two-family residence at 42 Halifax Road about 1:40 a.m. Monday after getting a call for a medical emergency. Winslow Police Chief Shawn O’Leary said officers found the four teens ranging in age from 14 to 17 and determined they had been drinking. Police didn’t release the names of the teens.

Two of the teens, including the 14-year-old who was taken to the hospital, were summoned on a charge of a minor consuming liquor.

The other two will face additional charges. A 17-year-old boy was charged as a minor consuming liquor and allowing juveniles to possess or consume liquor. A 15-year-old boy was arrested on charges of a minor consuming liquor and furnishing liquor to juveniles. The blood alcohol levels of the four youths ranged from .02 to .072, police said.

While none of the teens was driving, a blood alcohol level of .05 is considered evidence of intoxication for adults under the state’s OUI law, and a level of .08 carries a presumption of intoxication. People under 21 are not allowed to have any trace of alcohol in their blood if driving.

O’Leary said it’s unclear where the youths got the alcohol and that no adults were home at the time. He would not say which one of the juveniles may have lived at the residence. O’Leary said police are still investigating.

A man who answered the door at the house Monday would not comment.


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