Barrington police have dropped charges against the young man, 19, who allegedly provided vodka to five teens – including a girl, 15, who had to be rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.
William A. Restituyo, of 17 Sweetbriar Road, was charged on Aug. 19 with violating Rhode Island’s social host law for providing vodka to a group of teens who gathered in the woods behind Primrose Hill School.
Police also said he was uncooperative at first during the investigation into the incident. Restituyo reportedly later provided additional evidence about the incident, which led the police to drop the charges, according to the Barrington Times.
The 15-year-old girl reportedly became violently ill and then unresponsive later that night, according to the police report. A 16-year-old boy who was with her at the drinking party told his mother, who called the police and EMTs.
The investigation soon led to the young man’s home, where he was arrested and charged.