75 teens get busted for being at a party with drinking, now suffering the consequences
POSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 4:37pm
SORRENTO, LA — It was a bad weekend for nearly a hundred teens in Sorrento because their party got busted. Many of them were left with not only tickets, but angry parents as well
“I passed by and they had cars all the way down there. They had a lot of people and we don't normally see that back here,” said neighbor, Porche Winudo.
Porsche Winudo lives a few houses down from 6154 Dolly’s Ln. in Sorrento which is the place where 75 teens got busted for being at a party with drinking.
“At first it was just cars then it was cops so we figured something happened so that's when everyone came to see,” noted Winduo.
Neighbors tell NBC33 the parents of the 15 year old girl that lives there knew there was a party but not to that extent.
Before deputies even got control of the party, some of the teens ran into nearby woods and down the street. Neighbors tell us two girls even ran into a neighbors backyard where they thought there was land but instead fell in a pond. Then waited for their parents soaking wet.
“They didn't even know it was a pond and they jumped in and swam across and went through the woods," said Winudo.
Even neighbors like Russ Anselemo say this is something unheard of in his area.
“It’s kind of shock that many kids are doing something they know is wrong, all in one spot,” said Anselmo. “You have got to know your going to get caught."
So when Windudo walked up to see what was going on, she said all she could do was laugh.
"They were all walking in a line down the road and their parents were with them and everyone had a ticket their hand.”
Deputies issued summons to eight 18-year-olds for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Deputies also issued summons to twenty-eight 17-year-olds for possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 18. Thirty-nine juveniles were arrested and charged with possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 18. The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents or guardians.
So now, the neighbors might be laughing but for those teens, that’s not the case. They have to deal with not only their parents but the hefty fines that came with their hangovers.
Neighbors say there had to have been nearly 200 teens there but only a fraction was rounded up. Deputies found out about the party after a fifteen year old girl called her parents to pick her up, the parents called police and they took care of the rest.
In a statement from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office: Deputies arrested the juveniles due to an Ascension Parish ordinance that took effect in May 2013. The ordinance prevents minors from being in possession of alcohol on private property unless they are in the presence of a legal guardian, parent, grandparent or “someone over 30 years of age with whom the underage person has established a significant relationship by blood, adoption or infirmity.”