Hingham: 17 arrested, including 16 minors, at beer-fueled birthday party

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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.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.