180 arrested for underage drinking at party near University of Delaware

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Monday, September 19, 2016

NEWARK, Del. (WPVI) -- 180 people including University of Delaware students were arrested for underage drinking at a party in Newark.

It happened around 4 p.m. Saturday on the 300 block of East Park Place.

Officers from Newark police were patrolling the area and noticed a party on the block.

Police say alcohol was seen being freely distributed to the guests, many of which appeared to be under the age of 21.

Due to those observances, police obtained a warrant to search the home.

180 people, including two juveniles, were arrested for consumption of alcohol.

Police say one person was found unresponsive inside of the home and had to be transported to Christiana Emergency Room for an alcohol overdose. The person has been treated and released.

Authorities say the residents of the home have been identified. They are known to have a connection to unsanctioned fraternity APES, police say.

Charges are pending for these residents.

All those arrested who are students at the University of Delaware were referred to the UD Office of Student Conduct.