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Father Arrested For Allowing Underage Drinking At Home (Photos)

| by Alex Scarr
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A Connecticut man was arrested after police say he failed to stop underage drinking at his home during a graduation party for his daughter.

Police in New Canaan were alerted after doctors informed them of a "highly intoxicated" girl who received treatment for a head injury sustained a high-school graduation party on May 30.

The girl reportedly fell while dancing at the party and was taken to the hospital by her friends. The girl's friends then informed the doctor that several teenagers were attending the party and that alcohol was involved.

When police arrived at the home, they found trash bags full of beer cans and an environment smelling strongly of alcohol and vomit, according to the New Canaan Daily Voice. That, along with evidence of drinking games, led to the arrest warrants issued for Jim Vos, 54, son Hayden Vos, 22, and daughter Sophie Vos, 18.

Jim works as a hedge fund manager and was the host of the evening's party, thrown in honor of daughter Sophie's graduation. Arresting officers say Jim was uncooperative with the investigation and stated that he would not answer any questions about that evening.

Both Jim and Hayden prevented police officers from questioning Sophie, whom they said was sleeping. Several other party guests had arranged to sleep at the home as well.

"I then asked Mr. Vos if he was aware that minors were in possession of alcohol and drinking in his residence and he stated, ‘I refuse to answer any further questions,’ once again choosing not to cooperate with the police investigation," wrote the arresting officer, according to the New Canaanite.

Hayden also said his parents were not aware of any underage drinking, and the girls at the hospital confirmed that they were "drinking in secrecy."

Both Jim and Hayden were charged with failure to halt possession of alcohol by a minor. Sophie was charged with permitting a minor to possess alcohol. Both charges are considered misdemeanors in  Connecticut and all three family members turned themselves in. Each was freed on $2,500 bail and was due back in court by mid-July.

According to CrunchBase, Jim is the chief executive officer at Askia, LLC, a financial advisory firm specializing in hedge funds.

The residence at which the alleged crime occurred is an 8,000-square-foot home on a 2-acre plot in New Canaan, according to Sotheby's International Real Estate. It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and was sold for $5.2 million in 2008.

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