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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Parents charged for hosting teen drinking

Two Westborough parents will face criminal charges next month for hosting a house party this summer where alcohol was allegedly consumed by more than two dozen teens, one of whom was arrested after a car accident in town.

Karl and Carolyn C. Bjork are to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 20 in Westborough District Court on one count each of furnishing alcoholic beverages to a person under 21.

Criminal complaints were issued against the couple after a hearing was held Tuesday before Assistant Clerk Magistrate Mary Anne Pozzessere.

‘‘I hate to see it come down to this, but obviously people are not getting the message that this is unacceptable behavior,’’ said Police Chief Alan Gordon.

The Bjorks’ attorney, Mark E. Sullivan, would not discuss the facts of the case or the backgrounds of his clients.

‘‘Both of them are very nice people and very good citizens of Westborough and have never been in any kind of trouble in their lives,’’ Sullivan said.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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