NJ "Blackout Party" Shut Down After Partygoers Show Up Drunk

Montclair police arrested six people on disorderly conduct charges and took 20 people to hospitals with symptoms related to alcohol poisoning

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    Police were at the scene of the "Blackout Party" being held at Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan Friday, after a similar party held Thursday in Montclair, N.J resulted in arrests and minors taken to the hospital. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

    Police in northern New Jersey shut down a roving party Thursday night because many of the 3,000 young people showed up drunk.     

    Montclair police arrested six people on disorderly conduct charges and took 20 people to hospitals with symptoms related to alcohol poisoning.     

    The event was being sponsored by BarstoolU.com, which puts on "blacklight parties" that often turn into controversial "blackout parties" in which attendees end up drinking heavily.

    Police Shut Down NJ "Blackout Party"

    [NY] Police Shut Down NJ "Blackout Party"
    Police were on the scene after teenagers were let out of a "blackout party" in Montclair, N.J. Several were taken to a hospital for alcohol poisoning.

    Police say the mainly college-age crowd was heavily intoxicated when doors opened at the Wellmont Theatre.     

    Police Lt. Emil Dul tells The Star-ledger of Newark he made the decision to shut it down after he found people walking over a girl in the crowd who had passed out. 

    "Barstool Blackout" Parties Under Fire

    [NY] "Barstool Blackout" Parties Under Fire
    A party gone bad on Long Island is shining light on a company staging elaborate bashes across the country. Critics say the parties promote drinking to blackout stage. Greg Cergol reports.

    Patch.com reported a few teenagers were taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning Thursday.

    Other similar parties put on by BarstoolU.com in the area have come under fire. When one recent Long Island "Barstool blackout party" ended with nine young people in the hospital, mostly for alcohol poisoning, a spokesman for the venue said the event "disappointed us."

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