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At Least 24 Teens at Darien Drinking Party

Police took 24 Darien teenagers into custody at a Friday night drinking party on Stony Brook Road.

Darien police said they took into custody 24 teenagers at a drinking party held Friday on Stony Brook Road and held them for their parents to pick them up at police headquarters.

Police say more may have been at the party -- typically police don't take everyone into custody.

Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident, which is still under investigation and which may result in charges:

Police received a call at 8:14 p.m. of a possibly large party seeming to get out of control at a home on the street. When police approached the house, they heard loud music and saw a large number of youths outside.

Close to the house, there was a smell of beer, and cans were strewn about. As officers approached the front door, a large number of teenagers ran around to the back of the house.

Police checked inside the house to see if anyone was passed out. They didn't find anyone in that state, but they did see a large number of beer cans on tables, and some cans were set up to play beer pong and another beer-drinking game.

A total of 31 cans of Natural Light beer were confiscated, along with two open bottles of Dubra Vodka.

The host of the party was a 15-year-old girl whose parents weren't at home. The teenagers taken into custody were mostly born in 1997 (making them mostly 16 years old), with at least a couple aged 17 and a couple 15-year-olds. All are from Darien.

In these situations, the schools are informed by police of youths caught at drinking parties.

Correction: At least 24 teenagers were at the party, according to police, not 23 (the new total includes the host). The second paragraph above has also been added.

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