Police bust large high school party
SUMMIT COUNTY – Police handed out 15 underage drinking tickets and five DUI citations after they busted a large end-of-the-year party Wednesday night, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a fight near the end of Tiger Road at about midnight on Wednesday.Upon arrival, police discovered a very large party with a bonfire. About 75 16- to 19-year-olds had attended the party, but some had already left before law enforcement and emergency personnel arrived on scene, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Two kegs and some small bags of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were confiscated from the scene.One injured party was transported to Summit Medical Center and police transported five underage drinkers to detox at the Summit County Jail, issued 15 underage drinking tickets and five DUIs.There was no cell phone reception at the remote location on Tiger Road, so the teenagers were transported in the Summit County Jail van to the parking lot at the Breckenridge Golf Course. Their parents were called from that location and the teenagers were released to their parents after being issued the underage drinking citations.The names of the teenagers are not being released at this time. The court date is set for August 9 for all charges.The school year ended on Wednesday afternoon.The Colorado State Patrol, Breckenridge and Frisco police department, Summit County Ambulance Service and the local fire department all responding to the incident. Many of the officers on scene had just completed a first responder critical incident control class about a half-hour prior to the call. The multi-jurisdictional operation put to good use the knowledge learned at that class conducted by Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Joe Wray.
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