Maryland man violated virus order by hosting teen hotel party

Maryland State Police says a man received a charge for violating Gov. Hogan’s ban on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic by hosting a hotel room party for ten teenagers.

Police responded to a call about underage drinking in a Carroll County hotel room Sunday night and found 26-year-old Ryan M. Serra and ten teenagers trying to hide by the bathroom. The teens were between the ages of 15 to 17-years-old.

No one in the room was intoxicated by the time police arrive, and every teenager got released to their parents’ custody without any criminal charges.

On Monday, Serra was charged with violating the Governor’s Executive Order limiting gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic to no more than ten people. He also was charge with providing alcohol to minors.

Violating the executive order can result in a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.



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