A case of Keystone Light beer was in plain sight, as were four 16-year-old boys, when an officer pulled over a Jeep Wrangler on Dabney Road on Saturday, March 8, police said.
And police can't allow that kind of mix to continue.
New Canaan police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:
At 9:27 p.m., police were called by someone who said that some youths, possibly intoxicated, were breaking bottles on the roadway on
Beach Road, near Dabney Road. The caller said the boys seemed to be in a dark Jeep Wrangler.
Police took a look and,
about two tenths of a mile away, on Dabney Road near Carter Street, they spotted the vehicle and stopped it.
The boys told police that another group of youths in another vehicle had been in the area. When the beer was spotted, it didn't matter.
Each of the four (all of whom live in New Canaan) was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, and their parents came by and picked them up.
The driver of the car was also charged with having teenage passengers in his vehicle before the six-month ban on such passengers had expired, so he was charged with that.