Father and Son Arrested in CT When House Party Spirals Out of Control
On March 25, an Oenoke Ridge Road home in New Canaan allegedly played host to a teen drinking party of 50. What could possibly go wrong?
From gametimect.com, comes the story of a private party for members of the New Canaan High School baseball team at the home of 18-year-old Andrew Knight, where 50 teens were believed to be pounding beers and partying. Slowly but surely, as the evening evolved, witnesses at the party told police the party began getting out of control around 10:30 pm.
Around 10:45 pm, one of the teens discovered an unconscious 17-year-old who had fallen down a flight of stairs. When Andrew Knight found out about the injured teen, he called his father, Douglas, who was not home at the time of the party. Douglas allegedly told the younger Knight not to call the police. Other witnesses told New Canaan Police the injured youth was left unconscious at the bottom of the stairs for nearly an hour.
A two-month investigation was just recently completed where New Canaan Police interviewed over 30 individuals, which included both teens at the party and parents who had come by to pick up their kids. Police have charged Andrew Knight with delivering alcohol to a minor and permitting a minor to possess alcohol. The elder Knight was charged with interfering with an emergency call. Both father and son surrendered themselves to the police where they both posted $5,000 bond. They will both appear in court at the end of this month.
According to the investigation, teen witnesses who were interviewed told police they had been to a number of underage parties at the Knight residence. What could possibly go wrong? What have we learned here? Well, for one thing, a party-goer could fall down a flight of stairs and become seriously injured. One of the teens who had been drinking could be driving home under the influence, get into an accident and kill someone, and the list goes on.