Naval Academy midshipman accused of underage drinking

Annapolis police issue citation

August 17, 2010|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

A 19-year-old Naval Academy midshipman was cited for underage drinking at downtown Annapolis bar during an enforcement sweep last week, police said Tuesday.

Sara James Markwith, a Washington state resident attending the military college, left her seat at the Acme Bar & Grill when police and other city inspectors entered the bar in the 100 block of Main St., police said. Maj. Scott Baker said officers "had to coax her out of the bathroom." She gave police an incorrect birthdate, and she became argumentative with officers, but later told police she slipped in through a back door when someone else was returning inside.

Officers who patted her down at the police station found two accurate identification cards inside her clothing. She was released to academy officials, Baker said. The bar was cited for selling alcohol to someone underage.

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