Barrington resident Bruce Becker reportedly pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge of procuring alcohol for a minor in a court proceeding on Wednesday morning, Aug. 7.
Barrington police arrested the Bullock Avenue resident on Tuesday night, July 30, after the 56-year-old man allegedly hosted a large underage drinking party at his home.
Mr. Becker is due back in court on Friday, Aug. 23.
According to a police report, approximately 30 individuals, many appearing to be younger than 21, attended the party, which marked Mr. Becker’s son’s 18th birthday.
Mr. Becker is a professor of emergency medicine and a professor of behavioral and social sciences at Brown University, according to that school’s website.