The Anoka County Sheriff's Office is investigating after 17-year-old Milaca boy was rushed to the hospital by ambulance with a BAC of .21 after he attended a graduation party in Milaca, Minn., at the home of Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Jude.
The teen's mother, Kris Hamilton, told FOX 9 News the party took place on property belonging to Jude and her husband, Russ Jude, an investigator for Mille Lacs Tribal Police.
According to Hamilton, her son was "basically dead weight" and was unresponsive for six to seven hours after he was taken to the hospital.
Hamilton learned of her son's condition after two of the boy's friends left the party, which reportedly ended at 1 a.m. on May 27, to wake her and her husband to tell them the teen had been drinking heavily and needed help.
The intoxicated teen was taken to Fairview Medical Center in Princeton, Minn., where he was hooked up to an oxygen tank. Hamilton said her son finally woke and spoke at about 7 a.m., asking "Where's my shoes?" in response to a doctor tickling his feet. He was able to return home later that day.
The teen admitted drinking half of a 1.75-liter bottle of vodka, which is about 30 shots, at the party. He also claimed to have received a Facebook message from someone at the party who scolded him for his inability to hold his liquor, the Mille Lacs Messenger reported.
The Mille Lacs Messenger reported other teens were drinking at the party, prompting concern among parents who allege the homeowners knew and participated in the drinking with the underage attendees.
Jude released a statement to City Pages that said she and her husband had no knowledge of the drinking on their property and that she fully supports the Anoka County Sheriff's Office investigation.
TROUBLE FOR TEENS?
Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed into law a bill that allows minors to seek medical assistance without fear of legal consequences: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22438099/gov-dayton-signs-bill-to-protect-underage-drinkers