Governor's Son Sentenced for Violating State's Social Host Law

Caleb Chafee, son of Gov. Lincoln Chafee, appeared in court today on the charge of violating the state's Social Host Law.


Caleb Chafee, 18, the son of Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, was sentenced today in Washington County District Court on the charge of violating the state's social host law. 

Chafee pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to perform 30 hours of community service, as well as pay a $500 fine, reports "The Providence Journal." The governor's son must also write an essay and visit Rhode Island Hospital. 

Chafee, a graduate of , was charged with violating the social host law after a graduation party occurred in Exeter on May 28. State Police began investigating after a  walking along Route 102 after apparently leaving the party. 

This is the second incident in the past year in which Chafee has been involved with police.

In April, the teen was arrested after allegedly attempting to purchase beer in Jamestown. He pleaded no contest to the charge and was ordered to pay a $100 fine, according to "The Providence Journal." 

What do you think about the sentence? Tell us in the comment section below. 

dohn joe September 03, 2012 at 10:10 PM
all i can say is, whoever the next person is that gets charged with the same offense, better get the same sentence. I smell lawsuits.


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