Party ends with drunken teen in hospital, woman charged
SOUTH BRUNSWICK (AP) — A central New Jersey mom was charged with child endangerment after an underage drinking party at her home last weekend ended with teenage boy being hospitalized.
South Brunswick police say the 15-year-old boy's mother became concerned when she couldn't contact him Friday night, so she called the home where the party was being held. She spoke with 50-year-old Tracey Harding, who told the woman her son was sleeping.
The teen's mother grew more concerned and drove to Harding's home, calling police as she traveled. Responding officers found the 15-year-old semi-responsive and heavily intoxicated, and determined several other teens there had also been drinking beer, vodka and other alcoholic beverages.
Harding remains free on $2,500 bail. A telephone message left for her Tuesday was not immediately returned.
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