Barrington police arrest drunk teenage girl


A 911 call for help on Saturday led Barrington police to a drunk teenage girl who had fallen into the water near the end of Willow Way in the Alfred Drown section of town.

At about 8:40 on Saturday night, Nov. 16, police received a 911 call from someone requesting medical aid for a 15-year-old girl who was "highly intoxicated." Officers rushed the end of Willow Way, which is near Allin's Cove, and located the drunk girl and at least one acquaintance.

Police said the girl was breathing but was unresponsive, unable to speak, pale in color and wearing wet clothes. Police found some water bottles containing alcohol nearby.

A witness reportedly told police that she became concerned with the intoxicated girl — in addition to falling in the water, the drunk girl had also vomited on some blankets. When the witness, who is also a teenager, called 911, the other teens who had gathered at the end of Willow Way took off.

An East Providence ambulance transported the intoxicated 15-year-old girl to a hospital. Police later charged her with underage possession or consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

Police are still working on this case — officials are reportedly trying to find out where the alcohol came from.


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