Crime

Penn State frat faces underage drinking charges

A Penn State fraternity is facing charges of furnishing alcohol to minors following a party at the fraternity house in April.

According to a criminal complaint filed June 3 by university police, a university police officer observed two unnamed males as having “bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the odor of alcohol on their breath” after breaking up a fight at about 1 a.m. April 9. The men admitted to attending a party at the Alpha Zeta fraternity along North Burrowes Street.

The men said they arrived at the party earlier in the evening and were permitted to enter without providing identification or being asked their ages, the complaint said. They were each allegedly provided several beers by fraternity members.

One male had taken time-and-date-stamped photographs while in the fraternity, the complaint said, showing beer consumption inside the fraternity house that evening.

The fraternity was charged via summons on several misdemeanor counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, according to court documents. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews

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