College Trio Fined $86K for Kegger

University of Wisconsin party hosts slapped with 130 citations
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2010 4:27 AM CDT
At $5 per cup, paying off that fine would require a 17,200-person party.   (?House Of Sims)

(Newser) – Three University of Wisconsin students are facing more than $86,000 in fines for what could be one of the most expensive beer parties in history. Police showed up at the Madison students' house party last month and found a couple hundred guests paying $5 per cup. The students were cited with more than 130 charges, including dispensing alcohol without a permit and supplying alcohol to underage drinkers.

Police say they hope the fine will send a message to other students planning similar-size parties. "We're not proud of our actions that night," one of the students tells Channel 3000. "It's not going to happen again. We've learned our lesson, and it was a one-time thing. But to teach you a lesson with a $90,000 fine seems a little extreme." The trio may be able to strike a deal to have most of the fine waived if they stay out of trouble for the rest of the year.

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