At a home in Hingham late Saturday night, seventeen people were arrested, including sixteen who are charged with underage drinking, and police say they plan to charge the homeowner, as well.
According to Hingham Police Sergeant Steven Dearth, William Hacking of 342 East Street is alleged to have violated the state’s Social Host Law. Dearth said Hacking was at home for the party, a birthday celebration for a friend of Hacking’s daughter.
Officers say Hacking appeared to be intoxicated.
When a Hingham police officer responded to a disturbance call at the home, partygoers threw glass beer bottles at him.
Police officers at the scene said they saw numerous plastic drinking cups, open beer cans, shattered beer bottles and unopened beer in the yard.
The minors, who are all from Hingham and Hull, are charged with being a minor in possession of or transporting alcoholic beverages and disturbing the peace. The 21-year-old, who is from Hull, was charged with disturbing the peace.
They were all released on personal recognizance and face arraignment in Hingham District Court on Tuesday.