A 43-year-old Middletown mother was arrested after her 18-year-old son had to be rushed to the emergency room after drinking alcohol police said his mother gave him.
Police responded to a home on Maynard Street early Tuesday morning to investigate a domestic disturbance and determined that Briana DeKorte, 43, gave her 18-year-old son Dubra vodka and Budweiser beer, according to the arraignment report.
Her older son, Jordan Clark, 24, called the charges unfair "because she is the mother of the child who was drinking and it was under her own supervision, so I don't see why she had to get arrested." DeKorte was the one who called 911.
Clark said his "brother had a little bit to drink" and vomited and that their "mom kind of thought we were arguing, me and my brother, so she called the cops and then so she kind of brought it upon herself for the whole thing."
"She ended up getting arrested for giving him alcohol," Clark said, but he said that it happened in their own house under her supervision, "so I didn't see why that was a problem."
An ambulance was called to bring the teen to the hospital because he was ill and vomiting, according to police.
DeKorte, who was also intoxicated, resisted arrest, police said.
Clark said "usually I'm the one to get arrested, so it's kind of hard seeing her get arrested" and that it was "hard seeing him (his brother) dry heaving, too."
She was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and interfering with officer.
DeKorte was held on a $5,000 bond and is due in court on June 16.
Her son has since been released from the hospital.