Barrington resident pleads not guilty to procuring alcohol for minors


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.


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