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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Deputies, patrol break up big party, find intoxicated minors

  • Several intoxicated minors were arrested or given citations Thanksgiving morning after Maries County sheriff’s deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers broke up a large party that had gotten “out of control.”
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  • Several intoxicated minors were arrested or given citations Thanksgiving morning after Maries County sheriff’s deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers broke up a large party that had gotten “out of control.”
    Early Thursday morning, Nov. 22, the sheriff’s office and MSHP responded to the party located on Maries County Road 611, south of Highway 42 and east of Vienna. Several hundred people were at the party, according to a press release from Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman.
    In addition, damage to another nearby property was reported.
    “This party was out of control, and I am grateful that no one was seriously injured,” Heitman said. “We found people at the party from all over the area. There were more people at this party then we, even with the assistance of the highway patrol, could control.”
    As deputies responded to the party, they observed a vehicle traveling at 22 mph on Highway 42 toward Vienna near Maries County Road 611. The driver of that vehicle, a 21-year-old female, traveled into the oncoming traffic lane and stopped on a sharp curve. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and had a blood alcohol content well over the legal limit.
    Additionally, the Maries County Sheriff’s Office received reports of intoxicated minors walking down the middle of Highway 42 and several fights taking place at the party.
    Another driver, a male, was stopped while leaving the party and arrested for DWI and his blood alcohol content was nearly two times the legal limit.
    A minor female who was intoxicated and attempting to leave the party was stopped and asked to exit her vehicle. She refused, and when deputies and patrol officers attempted to get her to exit the vehicle, she assaulted a sheriff’s deputy by striking him in the face two times. She was arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting a law enforcement officer. Additional charges may be pending in that incident.
    In addition, several minors were found to be intoxicated and numerous citations were issued to them.
    Several other intoxicated people were stopped from leaving this party and were forced to find a sober driver to get home.
    According to Heitman, the host of the party had hired a DJ and was charging money to gain access to the party. The host of the party may be facing criminal charges.

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