Report: RI Gov.'s son charged in alcohol case
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- The 18-year-old son of Gov. Lincoln Chafee has been charged after police say he went into a liquor store to buy beer.
A Jamestown police report posted on WJAR-TV's website says Caleb Chafee was charged with being under 21 and entering a premise to buy alcohol.
A clerk told police Caleb Chafee put two cases of beer on the counter, then left after using his phone, telling the clerk he had no money and returning the items to the cooler. The incident was first reported by WPRI-TV.
Eighteen-year-old Fergus O'Farrell, who was with Chafee, is accused of possession of alcohol and transportation of alcohol by a minor.
Gov. Chafee says he and his wife are taking the situation "very seriously."
O'Farrell's mother, Noreen, says it's being overblown by the media.
Jamestown police didn't return messages.
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