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. 

Robert E August 22, 2012 at 04:47 PM
His father should have been charged also the Governor sold his son out to protect his own butt
ralph August 22, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Maybe they'll ship his behind to the ACI for a week or two.
Nick Avery August 22, 2012 at 05:41 PM
The TV news said that the party was in Exeter at the family home. So where was Linc when his underage son was consuming and providing alcohol? He should be on the hook for this too!
Margaret August 22, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I suppose his third "incident"--stay tuned--since the law and his dad apparently don't see the danger this young man is placing himself and others in--then he may get the discipline and help he needs?? two incidents in LESS THAN TWO MONTHS--he obviously was seriously deterred by that $100 fine for the April "incident"--what happened to the proper description of he committed a "crime"! OH YEA! how was the THREE DOLLARS and FIFTY CENTS court costs fine calculated for the first offense? What court session costs the state a miniscule $3.50?? just ridiculous! ZERO court costs fine this court session(s)? write an essay??? are these know-it-alls serious?? He KNEW the girl was in serious intoxication trouble when he "told the girl not to call 911 until she was away from the property" That is certainly much more serious than just bad social hosting That young girl had more than luck protecting her when no serious danger came her way that night walking that road that night Unfortunately none of us can fully protect our young ones from those who are merely silently slapped on the wrist instead of properly correcting his type of behavior with responsible accountability
Former Ports resident August 22, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I would like to know what is the essay on? Will he be graded? Who will be doing the grading? Is there a minimum word amount? If he keeps this up and kills somebody he may end up with a book report or maybe even a science project. Man this state has a bunch of tools


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