Trial Ordered for Main Line Physician, Wife, Charged With Giving Booze to Minors
By Brad Segall
MERION STATION, Pa. (CBS) — A Main Line doctor and his wife have been ordered held for trial on charges related to a graduation party at their Lower Merion home in May where prosecutors say they furnished alcohol to minors.
Defense attorneys were able to get some of the charges thrown out, but Dr. Stephen Ficchi and his wife, Donna, will still face trial on 11 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and three counts of endangering the welfare of children.
Police say it was a traffic stop on May 19th that led them to the Winding Way home, where they found numerous kids under the influence.
“Even if they didn’t buy the alcohol and say, ‘Here, drink it,’ the fact that they’re allowing children to drink on their property is what’s pretty significant,” says Montgomery County prosecutor Colleen McIntyre.
Police say three of the minors inside the home were under the age of 18.
The Ficchis claim there were people who weren’t invited, and they were the ones who brought the booze after the party.
The Ficchis remain free on bail, with their court hearing scheduled for mid-August.