3 arrested after reports of drinking on student trip

Glenelg High junior faces drug-possession charge

June 03, 1999|By Del Quentin Wilber and Erika D. Peterman | Del Quentin Wilber and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF

Howard County police and school officials are investigating a post-graduation trip by Glenelg High School students that ended in three arrests, including one of a student, on charges of drunken driving and possession of marijuana.

The boat trip out of Annapolis was sponsored by the Glenelg boosters' club and ended about 3 a.m. yesterday, when police stopped two cars near the high school, officials said.

The drivers and a passenger were picking up graduates who went on the trip, said Patti Caplan, a Howard County public schools spokeswoman.

FOR THE RECORD - Based on incorrect information supplied by the Howard County police, The Sun incorrectly reported the citation received by Alex T. Blazek, 19, near Glenelg High School on Wednesday. He was cited for a violating a license restriction that prohibits minors from drinking, not for driving while intoxicated.

"We are assisting police with the investigation because it was a non-school-sponsored event," Caplan said.

Police charged Sara L. Livingston, 18, of New Market with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana. A 17-year-old Mount Airy boy, a passenger who did not attend the boat outing, was charged with marijuana possession, police said.

That boy is a junior at the school, Caplan said.

Alex T. Blazek, 19, of Lisbon was driving another car and was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

It was unclear whether Livingston or Blazek ever attended Glenelg High School, officials said.

Police were called to Glenelg High School about 3 a.m. by an assistant principal, who was attending the boat trip as a chaperon and reported underage drinking, officials said.

Officials could not say yesterday whether any graduates had been cited for underage drinking.

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