New law could affect how University of Delaware students party

NEWARK, Del. (WPVI) -- With St. Patrick's Day festivities set to take place this weekend, a new law is going into effect which could affect the way University of Delaware students have parties off campus.

The Newark City Council unanimously passed a law Monday to combat what residents called "super parties."

Those residents say the big bashes are bringing down their quality of life.

Under the new law, first-time offenders are required to pay $500 and complete 20 hours of community service.

The penalties increase with each offense: $1,000 and 32 hours for a second offense, $1,500 and 48 hours for a 3rd offense and $2,000 and 60 hours for each subsequent offense.
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