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Cops: Southport Dad Charged When Underage Booze Party Hits Social Media

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Southport man was arrested on charges of allowing underage drinking in his home after someone saw photos of a Friday night party on social media and alerted officers, police said.

Officers arrived at the Bronson Road house at about 10:30 p.m. and heard loud voices and music inside the home, police said.

John Patrick O’Brien, 49, the father of the party host, let officers into the house, telling them he was upstairs and didn’t realize some of the 20 teens dancing in his kitchen had alcohol in their red Solo cups, police said.

An empty Colt 45 and several empty Bud Lights were found in the kitchen, police said.

Officers found another 10 teens in the garage playing beer pong, police said.

When asked if anyone was 21 or over, no one raised their hands, police said.

O’Brien was charged with permitting minors to possess alcohol. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 17, police said.

The partygoers were all picked up by their parents, police said.

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