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The Boston Globe


Yvonne Abraham

Close call that shouldn’t be

It had the makings of disasters we’ve seen all too often.

When police arrived at the big house by the marsh in North Scituate after midnight Jan. 1, 20 or 30 teens bolted. Others hid. Inside, police spotted two 55-gallon bins full of empty beer, wine, and liquor bottles. Another 50 empties and 10 pizza boxes were scattered all over. They smelled weed. In the basement, an 18-year-old slumped in a chair, too drunk to move.

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