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Governor's Son Sentenced for Violating State's Social Host Law

Caleb Chafee, son of Gov. Lincoln Chafee, appeared in court today on the charge of violating the state's Social Host Law.


Caleb Chafee, 18, the son of Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, was sentenced today in Washington County District Court on the charge of violating the state's social host law. 

Chafee pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to perform 30 hours of community service, as well as pay a $500 fine, reports "The Providence Journal." The governor's son must also write an essay and visit Rhode Island Hospital. 

Chafee was charged with violating the social host law after a graduation party in Exeter on May 28. State Police began investigating after a  walking along Route 102 after apparently leaving the party. 

This is the second incident in the past year in which Chafee has been involved with police.

In April, the teen was arrested after allegedly attempting to purchase beer in Jamestown. He pleaded no contest to the charge and was ordered to pay a $100 fine, according to "The Providence Journal." 

What do you think about the sentence? Tell us in the comment section below. 

Margaret August 23, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Not the blame the victim syndrome Irene! Oh Dear! It may have been early evening when the party abruptly ended (wondering why?) after starting in the morning The State Trooper responding to the scene where the girl was "rescued" on Route 102 reports the victim as "lethargic and unresponsive to questioning" requiring hospitalization! I don't care if it was 9AM--his instructions for no one to alert 911 until she was away from the property tells me he knew an emergency call was in order for this young girl and he chose dispense with her safety and save his own image instead Bottom line--he was fully aware of the drinking (-Troopers discovered a strong odor of alcohol in the area. Lt. Gill observed a large amount of empty beer bottles and wine bottles in the trash as well as a fridge fully stocked with various types of alcohol")---who brought it and who served is irrelevant-HIS party-HIS property-the girl once in health danger requiring emergency assistance should have been his only concern The guest obviously needs personal responsibility for her actions--being naive, young and foolish enough not to stay away from such situations. Her Mom attempting to not disclose "where" the party was until RI State Troopers involvement in the investigation obviously screams socialite circle image issues--that does not in any way negate Caleb's responsibility to assist that young girl in need of help. I don't care WHO he is
Ray Andrews August 23, 2012 at 04:52 PM
If you think "everyone needs to look at it as if it was their own child" and that for some reason the law shouldn't be applied to all people equally ... then you're part of the problem.
EG Taxpayer August 24, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Get a haircut, junior Chaffee. Does nobody know how to iron in the Chaffee household? When appearing in court, it is respectful to be proberly groomed and attired. There are many lessons yet for this young man to learn.
EG Taxpayer August 24, 2012 at 02:49 PM
oops, properly groomed and attired
Mom of 3 August 25, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Can we all admit that the drinking age being 21 has no effect on reducing drinking in the 18-21age group? It makes it forbidden fruit and encourages clandestine drinking. Most of us grew up with the drinking age at 18 and there is more binge drinking going on now then when the drinking age was 18. What drove the change in the legal drinking age was the fact that so many kids were drinking and driving - maybe we should just raise the driving age from 16 to 18.

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