2012-05-03 / News of Record

Governor’s son pleads not guilty

Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s 18-yearold son pleaded not guilty to accusations that he tried to buy beer at Jamestown Wine & Spirits earlier this month.

Caleb Chafee, who is being represented by attorney Peter DiBiase, entered his plea April 27. He was charged by Jamestown police with entering an establishment under the age of 21 with the intent to purchase alcohol. According to police, on April 7 Chafee walked up to the counter with two cases of beer, but then told the clerk that he didn’t have any money and left the store. When questioned after the incident, Chafee invoked his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.

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