Host of Bethesda party hit with 110 citations

WASHINGTON — By the time a Jan. 15 party in Bethesda was over, the host was given 110 citations for allowing underage drinking and another man was accused of assaulting a police officer.

Montgomery County Police officer Rick Goodale says it was “all hands on deck” at the Walhonding Road home.

“Officers from all over the county ended up responding to help out to maintain control of this party,” says Goodale.

ABC7 reports some partygoers tried to keep police at bay by blocking the front door with a couch. Others tried to hide from police in closets.

Jamieson Tymann, 21, was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. Tyler Steinhardt, 22 — the host of the party — was issued a total of 110 citations for allowing underage drinking. The penalty under Maryland law includes a fine of $2,500 for each citation.

Just last week, Montgomery County police testified in Annapolis in favor of a bill to add jail time of up to one year for anyone hosting a party where underage drinking occurs. That push comes after a June crash that killed two Wootton High School graduates.

Calvin Li and Alex Murk, both 18, had attended an underage drinking party with the driver of the car, Samuel Ellis, who has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in the case.

The host of that June party, Kenneth Saltzman of North Potomac, paid a $5,000 fine after appearing in court to answer to the citations.

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