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Parents, son fined for party that led to crash


WAUKESHA (WKOW) – A Waukesha County couple and their teenage son will pay reduced fines for hosting a drinking party that led to a crash that killed three teens.

Prosecutors agreed to drop some of the 26 citations issued to Scott and Charlene Wetzel, of Pewaukee, and their son, Jason, for supplying alcohol to underage guests last July.

District Attorney Brad Schimel says no criminal charges could be filed because the guests were 18-years-old.

Three 18-year-olds who had been at the party died after their car slammed into a tree in Delafield.  All three of the victims were students at Arrowhead High School.

According to the Journal Sentinel, Schimel believes the total fine of $2,700 will be a substantial lesson for the Westzels.

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