Chafee's son pleads no contest in alcohol case


Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s teenage son has pleaded no contest to accusations he tried to buy beer at a liquor store last month.

Court spokesman Craig Berke says 18-year-old Caleb Chafee entered the plea on Friday. He was charged with being a person under 21 entering an establishment to buy alcohol

Berke says Caleb Chafee was fined $100 and ordered to pay $3.50 in court costs. The monies have been paid.

A hearing has been scheduled for May 29 for Chafee to ask for the case to be expunged from his record.

Police say Chafee went into Jamestown Wine and Spirits on April 7 and brought two cases of beer to the counter, but later returned them saying he had no money.

A message was left for his lawyer.

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