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MAN WHO PROVIDED VODKA TO TEENS MAY BE CHARGED

Eden police are considering filing charges against a young man who may have supplied a bottle of vodka to teen-agers late Saturday night that left a 14-year-old girl hospitalized in a highly intoxicated condition.

The 14-year-old girl, whose blood-alcohol content reportedly was .25 percent one hour after she was admitted to Children's Hospital, was released from the hospital Sunday, authorities said today.

Eden Police Chief Patrick M. Howard and Officer Shawn Bishop provided this scenario of the events:

The 14-year-old girl went to a girlfriend's house, where they later were joined by two boys of about the same age. The boys apparently brought a bottle of vodka they got from a 22-year-old man.

The teens also may have been drinking some whisky.

Meanwhile, the girlfriend's parents were in the home, downstairs.

"They checked on them, probably an hour or an hour and a half earlier," Howard said.

When the parents realized how intoxicated the 14-year-old girl had become, they called her parents, who came to pick her up. At some point, she passed out, and her parents called emergency personnel at about 11 p.m.

"She was unconscious when the officers arrived," Chief Howard said.

The girlfriend's parents have not been charged, as officers continue to investigate and consider possible charges against the young man accused of supplying the alcohol.

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