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Man Arrested After Police Find 17-year-old Passed Out Drunk At Great America Park In Santa Clara

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Santa Clara police arrested an intoxicated man at California’s Great America theme park late Saturday after he fell over while escorting five children, including a 17-year-old found passed out drunk in a car, police said.

Officers assigned to work at Santa Clara theme park during its “Halloween Haunt” event Saturday were dispatched at 11:45 p.m. to a report of an intoxicated man who fell over while leaving the park, police said.

The man, who is not being identified, had been experiencing chest pains and paramedics were summoned to give aid to him, according to officers.

Upon further investigation, officers learned that the man had been responsible for taking five children, two 12-year-olds and one each aged 13, 15 and 17, to the park, police said.

Officers went to the man’s car and located the 15-year-old sleeping inside and the 17-year-old passed out in the car due to alcohol intoxication.

Police then contacted the parents of the children to pick them up, according to officers.

The man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and providing alcohol to minors, police said.

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