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Massachusetts drunk driving crash that killed teen leads to criminal charges

Massachusetts motor-vehicle accident attorney alert: Teenager who hosted party with underage visitors faces criminal charges for fatal crash.

Partygoer crashes car after leaving; host charged.
Massachusetts drunk driving crash that killed teen leads to criminal charges

// West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks

Sudbury, MA – A teenager who hosted a party and provided alcohol to an underage visitor whom later crashed his car and died will be charged criminally for the crash, as reported by the Boston Globe. The police announced the charges Tuesday, August 24, 2010.

Timothy Jarrett, 19, of Sudbury, was charged with knowingly allowing a minor to possess alcohol on his property, according to Sudbury police Lieutenant Scott Nix. Jarrett could face a prison term of no more than a year or a $2,000 fine, if convicted.

The charges stem from a house party Jarrett threw on August 12. The host allowed alcohol. Witnesses told police that Max Haberman, 18, was drinking at the party.

Haberman crashed his Mercedes sport utility vehicle into the woods off Dutton Road and died instantly. The time was 2:30 a.m., hours after the party.

Nix reported that preliminary police reports showed that Haberman was driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and possibly using a cell phone before he crashed his vehicle.

Haberman and Jarrett were 2009 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School graduates.

Mark T. Collins, chairman of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Committee, said, “This is a terrible tragedy…There have been numerous efforts on the part of Lincoln-Sudbury and schools like Lincoln-Sudbury to educate on these issues, but more needs to be done.”

Jarrett will be summonsed to Framingham District Court in the next few weeks.




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