American University fraternity house air tested positive for alcohol, police say

A fraternity house is located next to the campus of the American University had so much booze in the air tested positive for alcohol, police said.

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An American University fraternity house is located outside the school campus in the capital of the country is filled with so much booze at a party in November that the air tested positive for alcohol, police said.

The Montgomery County Police Department busted the bash in the house in Bethesda, Md. and found a number of 70 underage party-goers inside the residence, WJLA reported. The occupants of the house belong to the American University Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.


The police said they were called to the scene after the neighbours complained about the noise coming from the house. The officers were allowed inside, where they found the windows covered, scattered bottles and cans of beer and a sticky basement.

MoCo ? bust Bethesda drinking party on the Masses. Avenue:

•70 minors in the rental?
•Garbage bags/insulation on windows
•Indoor air .01 on the breathalyzer
•The six party hosts attend American University + of the members of the SAE frat
•All six faces with 126 criminal counts + $315k fines

— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) 19 December 2017

The officials of eight people huddled together in a bathroom, and a partygoer who jumped out a second-floor window to avoid police. Officers found that the air in the house had .01 reading on a breathalyzer, court documents, obtained by the tv station indicated.

The police conducted breathalyzer tests on partygoers who were between 17 and 20 years old.


The six students who lived in the house of Ashton Acosta, Matthew Berger, Jeffrey Becker, Tristan Ralph, Kevin Alkinburg and Anthony Acosta were charged with 126 counts of ” allowing underage possession of alcohol and furnishing alcohol to minors,” the court documents stated.

The students, all part of Sigma Alphia Epsilon, allegedly refused to tell police how they are acquired by the large amount of alcohol. The members of the confraternity of the face and “up to $315,000 in fines with respect to their stack of criminal prosecution.”

American University, confirmed to WJLA that the members of the brotherhood were already enrolled at the school. Alkingburg, Berger, and Ralph were all on the brotherhood of the board of directors, according to the tv station.

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