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NK Woman Busted for Hosting Teen Party

A North Kingstown woman and lawyer is facing charges under the state's social host law for allegedly hosting a drinking party with dozens of teenagers in her home.

Police said Jayne Donegan was arrested and charged with simple assault, obstruction of justice and procuring alcohol for minors.

Police reports show police responded to Donegan's Wilbert Way home at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday after neighbors complained of teens urinating in public and drinking.

NBC10 reported that officers saw dozens of cars parked in the area and teenagers running every which way towards the woods when they arrived.

At the scene, Donegan was reportedly belligerant and tried to slam the door shut as officers knocked and screamed "You can't be in my house. I'm an attorney and I know my rights."

Some of the teens were so drunk, police felt they needed immediate medical attention.

See NBC10 for more details.

Dark star April 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Exactly CompassCarrier, Donegan is an attorney, she was given preferential treatment. The 5K donation was her "penance". The well-healed and influential always get special treatment in RI. See Chafees kid who was in the same boat and got a pass. And Gladys Dixin, I do not feel foolish, because my remarks were based on information available at the time. Tell me, how does pompous taste?
CompassCarrier April 16, 2014 at 11:14 AM
And the article clearly states she reached a "deal".
Dark star April 16, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Yup, a deal reserved for the wealthy. To put it in the parlance of Clay-boy Pell "regular Rhode Islanders" would not get the same treatment.
CompassCarrier April 16, 2014 at 11:42 AM
@darkstar: they are doing everything they can not to release those Chafee records!
Gladys Dixin April 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM
I'll do these in order:Ask the Judge why he ordered the $5k. Surely no one here knows. Yes that's a quote from her attorney. Your point? (Did you read the quote from Terry Simpson?). So what if it was a deal? The articles clearly states the nk admitted they didn't have any evidence. Deals are only for the wealthy? Good to know if I ever need one! At the end of the day this seems pretty clear - she didn't provide any booze, the kids showed up drunk, nk had no case and you all blame her, with no comment on the kids who were drunk, their parents, the people who actually got those kids the booze.... Why are you all hell bent on crucifying this woman when its clear that she didn't do what she was charged with? Simpson stated that the party was overrun! And you blame her?

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