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Mom, son busted for underage booze bash
Boston Herald ^ | 8/3/10 | Laura Crimaldi and Edward Mason

Posted on 08/03/2010 12:05:57 PM PDT by raccoonradio

A 50-year-old Cohasset mom - charged alongside her teenage son with throwing a wild underage drinking party for nearly two dozen youths - was busted months earlier and ordered to be tested for a possible alcohol problem.

Elizabeth McQuade was arrested May 17 and was order by a judge to undergo an alcohol evaluation "to deterimine if she had a problem," said David Traub, a spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney William Keating.

Before she could be tested, she was busted Saturday and charged with the weekend’s shenanigans.

McQuade and her son, Taylor, 18,pleaded not guilty yesterday in Quincy District Court to charges they let 23 teens drink at their home Saturday.

Police found teens swilling booze and playing drinking games behind 11 Deep Run on Saturday after being called to the residence at about 11 p.m. because of complaints about a neighborhood disturbance and underage drinking party, cops said. Empty beer cans and cups also were found strewn about the property, police said.

When police arrived they also heard a group of about 30 people chanting “take off your shirt” and “we got your shirt off,” a police report said.

“Quite frankly, it’s reckless,” said Cohasset police Lt. William P. Quigley. He added parents of some of the teens present at the party have told cops they had no idea their children were given alcohol. The teens are being summoned to court for being minors in possession of alcohol.

“Some of the parents are quite angry,” Quigley said. “You have to double check your teen’s plans.”

Defense attorney Kathleen Sullivan downplayed the incident.

“They are mere allegations,” she said.

Coven ordered mother and son to abstain from drugs and alcohol and undergo in-home sobriety testing, Traub said.

They are due back in court Aug. 30.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alcohol; cohasset; mom; underage
Mother of the Year! Boston Globe says the person she had attacked in the earlier incident was her ex-hubby, IIRC

Cohasset is a well to do town and the house, seen on Fox 25 Boston reports, looked pretty spiffy

1 posted on 08/03/2010 12:06:04 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

None of their business if she has a problem or not. If she broke the law, arrest her. She’s 50. Sheesh.


2 posted on 08/03/2010 12:08:58 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: raccoonradio

Kennedy relatives?


3 posted on 08/03/2010 12:09:01 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Well, it is called the Irish Riviera. But on the lighter side. Who’s shirt do you think the chanters wanted taken off? Yeah, I’m guessing Mom’s problem isn’t just the booze. She’s 50 now and she wants to live in Cougar Town.


4 posted on 08/03/2010 12:14:15 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: All

those alchol eval test are designed to fail, Mother Therresa couldn’t pass one, I know this is fact as I was told by one of the people who helped designed it


5 posted on 08/03/2010 12:16:45 PM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: massgopguy

From what I heard on Howie’s show, there were quite a few
more guys than gals in the teen crowd...


6 posted on 08/03/2010 12:18:45 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

or was it more gals that guys...well, “take it off take it all off”


7 posted on 08/03/2010 12:19:11 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Mom & son
8 posted on 08/03/2010 12:21:24 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: SF_Redux
those alchol eval test are designed to fail, Mother Therresa couldn’t pass one, I know this is fact as I was told by one of the people who helped designed it

Of course. The purpose is to drive more public money into the Therapeutic Cult. Never mind that those programs are worthless. It provides jobs for Social "Sciences" grads.

9 posted on 08/03/2010 12:22:18 PM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: SF_Redux

I was supposed to take an alcohol eval. I don’t have a damn drinking problem, so I blew it off and went to a bar.


10 posted on 08/03/2010 12:23:38 PM PDT by Pylon (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: raccoonradio

There’s no such “test” to determine if you have an alcohol problem. Other than asking “Do you have a drinking problem?” and expecting an honest answer.


11 posted on 08/03/2010 12:43:47 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: massgopguy

The Irish Riviera begins just south in Scituate and ends at the southern border of Marshfield.

Cohassett is severly lacking in hibernian surnames.


12 posted on 08/03/2010 12:48:15 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Terry Mross; All

more from the Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger (”An adult who knows that a minor is drinking in his or her home can be punished with a $2,000 fine or up to a year in prison.”)

http://www.patriotledger.com/news/cops_and_courts/x2083433859/Mother-son-arrested-on-alcohol-charges

COHASSET —

A Cohasset mother was arraigned this morning, along with her 18-year-old son, and charged with violating the state’s social host law, two days after police responded to complaints about an underage drinking party at their home.

Judge Mark Coven released Taylor McQuade and Elizabeth McQuade, 50, on “personal recognizance” this morning at Quincy District Court. The judge has ordered that neither could use drugs or drink alcohol, and also that they must submit to related testing. In addition, Elizabeth McQuade agreed to Judge Coven’s request that a sobriety monitoring device be set up her home.

The case has been continued until the next hearing on August 30. On that same day, the mother could face more legal trouble in a probation surrender hearing. State probation officials contend that, with this weekend’s incident, Elizabeth McQuade has violated the terms of her probation related to a past domestic violence case.

Police arrested the mother and son after responding to a neighborhood complaint about a disturbance and underage drinking at the McQuade home on Deep Run, a side street off Jerusalem Road, at about 11 p.m. Saturday.

Lt. William Quigley said officers determined after talking to witnesses that Elizabeth McQuade was well aware that teenagers were drinking alcohol in her home.

Officers found youngsters ranging in age from 17 to 19 playing drinking games. Empty beer cans and cups were scattered on the property.

Besides the social host law, Elizabeth McQuade is also charged with keeping a disorderly house and disturbing the peace. Her son faces an additional charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Police said 23 underage teens from Cohasset, Milton, Weymouth, Pembroke, Braintree, Scituate, Duxbury, East Bridgewater and Waltham will be summoned to court for being minors in possession of alcohol.

“We’re happy that we were able to get everyone home safely and hold the hosts of this party accountable,” Quigley said Sunday.

The state’s social host law was enacted as a result of a fatal crash that killed a Marshfield teenager on June 22, 1996.

Gregory Smith, 18, was drunk and on his way home when he left a graduation party and crashed into a tree in Cohasset.

In 1997, a Quincy District Court jury acquitted a Cohasset businessman of providing beer to high school students at the party.

A lawsuit was settled out of court.

Smith’s parents later lobbied for the host law, which lawmakers passed in 2000 to close a loophole in an old statute.

The law makes it illegal for adults to knowingly or intentionally give alcohol to minors, or to allow minors to drink in their home. An adult who knows that a minor is drinking in his or her home can be punished with a $2,000 fine or up to a year in prison.

McQuade couldn’t be reached for comment.

A breast cancer survivor, she has been making bracelets, necklaces and earrings sold in stores in Massachusetts and several other states while donating many thousands of dollars to promote breast cancer awareness and research.

Her website says 20 percent of proceeds go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


13 posted on 08/03/2010 12:49:07 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Mother and Son

Still, I find this official obession with teenage drinking somewhat puritanical. When I was 15 I used sit down at the bar and drink, sometimes next to a uniformed cop.
14 posted on 08/03/2010 12:50:43 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Terry Mross
Sure there is.....

You have someone who you suspect has a drinking problem "blow" everyday.....

That will give you an answer............

15 posted on 08/03/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
In my opinion if an 18 year old can be trusted with a Ma Deuce and live ammo, he/she can be trusted with a beer.

Obviously, however, this party got out of hand.

16 posted on 08/03/2010 12:56:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

I agree with you but I still don’t understand why a grown adult would want 30 teenagers partying at her house let alone buying them alcohol.

Lower the drinking age and let these young adults drink in bars or their own places. Stay away from my house!


17 posted on 08/03/2010 1:03:52 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2
It's “cool mom” syndrome. We've had a couple of them out here, too. They're usually divorced and middle-aged. Partying with the teems seems to make them feel young again and with the cool teen set. Often they're banging some of the boys, but I didn't see that mentioned here.
18 posted on 08/03/2010 1:22:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

I couldn’t imagine a worse way to spend an evening.


19 posted on 08/03/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: colorado tanker

Roger that, but drinking age in most states had been 18 for most of the 20th Century. The problem is that we all moved out to suburbs and the kids all started driving at 15. Teens are bad enough drivers sober. Add booze and cellphones and you’re asking for trouble. Growing up in NYC, we didn’t have cars, but we did have parties and no one got hurt.


20 posted on 08/03/2010 1:27:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: outpostinmass2
I still don’t understand why a grown adult would want 30 teenagers partying at her house

Efficiency. Because it is a good way for a cougar to have a live stock preview.

21 posted on 08/03/2010 1:30:01 PM PDT by llevrok (Drink your beer damnit! There are people sober in Africa.)
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To: FourPeas

Okay, someone’s got to say it...

NOT guilty!

(her,I mean. I’m not inclined to pass judgement on him)


22 posted on 08/03/2010 1:40:09 PM PDT by Harold Hill (I always think there's a band, kid)
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To: Osage Orange

Drinking every day doesn’t prove he has a problem. I had a problem. I admit it. I’ve also known people who drank at least a 12 pack every day yet never missed a day of work. The book ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS states clearly there are those who drink too much and will probably die sooner than others but they are not alcoholics.

Again, there is no “test” to prove a person has a drinking problem. Of course, you could always ask the wife. She knows. But she knows from living with a drunk. Not from some test.


23 posted on 08/03/2010 4:14:28 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: FourPeas

Not Guilty!


24 posted on 08/03/2010 4:19:57 PM PDT by sit-rep
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To: raccoonradio

Some of the people on this thread a whacked...

There is nothing wrong with kids drinking. I did it, My dad did, My grandfather did it, my great grand father did it and so on. Just don’t let em drive away. Those who wanna drink, put the car keys in the basket, and get them in the morning when you wake up. No one can leave if they have been drinking.

I much rather my kid and their friends do it right here, safe and sound and under my watch, then elsewhere and I don’t know about it.

Those of you who are responding with “It the Law!”... I hope you were a good little angel when you were young, no drinking, smoking, or smokin weed, because if you did, you’re a damn hypocrite.

That kid looks like he weighs in about 210 or so and is about 6ft... He can handle a few beers, and I imagine his peers are close to the same. We’re not talkin about 13 year olds here for cripes sake...

Government is not the solution people... common sense is. This party was ratted out. Something I’m sure more of you are for.

If what someone does, does not harm you or others, mind your own * damn business...


25 posted on 08/03/2010 4:29:11 PM PDT by sit-rep
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To: raccoonradio

Kennedy family is what first came to mind.


26 posted on 08/03/2010 5:19:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: Terry Mross
I would suppose...that if you check for alcohol fumes everyday....at different times...that might be a tell..if it's positive.

Yes, I have known functional drunks...that could go to work, every day for years on end. I grew up with some...I've smelled folks that were reeking of alcohol...at work more than once. Peanut butter is what I'm told to hide your breath...is good. HA!!

And I would add....you could always ask the husband...They could probably tell you.

Alcoholism doesn't just effect males......

27 posted on 08/03/2010 5:21:31 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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