BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) Two American University students are headed to court following an off-campus frat house party.
The party on Walhonding Road in Bethesda ended with police issuing alcohol citations to more than 100 underage drinkers.
When officers pulled up in front of this house, they saw two young men carrying an intoxicated 18 year-old girl to an Uber. She was about to get a ride to the hospital to be treated for alcohol poisoning.
Twenty-one-year-old Jamieson Tymann faces a March 10th court date after he allegedly slugged a Montgomery County Police Officer in the chest and in the eye.
Tymann became agitated after an officer repeatedly asked him to leave the party. The 4th year student is a member of
the President Pi Kappa Alpha, an off-campus fraternity that calls 5906 Walhonding Road its home.
The Bethesda house is leased to 22 year-old Tyler Steinhardt. He now faces 110 counts of providing alcohol to minors.
Sources say the inside of the house was trashed during the January 15th party—with beer seeping through the ceiling into the basement.
Police discovered 200 partygoers just on the first floor. Another 50 to 75 people were huddled in the garage.
Underage drinkers hid in closets, under beds and anywhere they could find when officers moved in.
The house was so packed, investigators estimated the air temperature to be 100 degrees. And the alcohol was so abundant, a preliminary breath test registered .09, just in the ambient air.
That’s above the legal level of intoxication for a Maryland driver.
Providing alcohol to minors is still not a criminal offense in the state of Maryland, so Steinhardt is charged with civil offenses.
He faces fines up to $2,500 per underage partygoer, though he’s unlikely to get a 275k penalty.
A spokeswoman for American University says the school has met with each of the students cited and referred their cases to what’s known as AU Student Conduct.
The outcomes for the fraternity will be made available to the AU community, but any sanctions for individual students are not made public.
Correction 3/11/16: Jamieson Tymann is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He does not hold a leadership role, according to the fraternity.