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Middlesex DA, Belmont Resident To Speak On Social Host Law Tonight

Belmont's Marian Ryan, the District Attorney of Middlesex County, will be the featured speaker.

An medical emergency at a house party in Marshfield recently brought local police to the scene where they found a teenager so drunk he required hospitalization. Inside the house, officers found 145 empty beer cans and an empty bottle of Jose Cuervo tequila.

After clearing the house, police arrested and charged the couple who allowed underage drinking in their home under the Massachusetts Social Host Law.

The days of your "home is your castle" when it comes to teen can have a party are over. And the Belmont High School PTO is hosting a presentation with a resident who knows a thing or two about the law.

Belmont's Marian Ryan, the District Attorney of Middlesex County, will be the featured speaker on Social Host Liability being held tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Belmont High School auditorium.

This is a free and open event to all Belmont parents of teenagers. 

The presentation will update legal advice and information on the civil and criminal liabilities of parents hosting social events at home or otherwise, where alcohol is served and teens and children are present. There will also be information on responsible drinking and safe driving and a question and answer session.

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