- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Mothers Against Drunk Driving is rejecting a $5,000 donation from a North Kingstown mother who offered the contribution after police dropped charges that she allowed teenagers to drink alcohol at her daughter’s 16th birthday party.

Gabrielle Abbate, executive director of MADD in Rhode Island, says the resolution reached in the case sends the wrong message about providing alcohol to those who are underage.

North Kingstown police agreed Tuesday to drop social host and assault charges against Jayne Donegan. She was charged in January after police discovered teenagers were drinking at her home. She also was charged with obstruction, and entered a not guilty filing. It will be dropped if she is not arrested in the next year.

Her lawyer, William Devereaux (DEV’-er-oh), says it’s up to MADD if it chooses to reject the money.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide