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11 members of Kappa sorority charged with internal possession late Monday night

WEB UPDATE, October 10, 4:55 p.m.

Enfield Police sent three members of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center late last night after finding them to be highly intoxicated. Another eight underage women were arrested for internal consumption during an incident that occurred at Great View Roller Skating rink in nearby Enfield, N.H.

Enfield Police arrived at the rink right before 11 p.m. on Monday. Chief of Police Richard Crate Jr. said that members of the sorority called 911 because they were concerned about their peers who were "highly intoxicated."

Some of the intoxicated members of Kappa were passed out, according to Crate, and "they had obviously called the ambulances."

At least one woman was placed on a stretcher and two others were transported to DHMC immediately. One woman remains at DHMC while the other two were taken to Dick's House afterwards.

All underage women were breathalized, but Crate noted that the "majority" of individuals present were over 21 years old.

Crate called Safety and Security on behalf of Enfield Police while driving toward the roller skating rink.

College Proctor Harry Kinne said that Safety and Security took the eight women who were arrested, but not sent to DHMC, into the custody of Dartmouth College.

Kappa President Whitney Dickerson '07 denied comment for the present moment.

"Right now we are working on gathering the facts," she said in BlitzMail message.

Crate noted that, "The level of cooperation we received not only from these ladies, but also from everyone involved was terrific."

Last night women who rushed the seven campus sororities were extended their formal bids at approximately 8 p.m. Houses conducted their respective bid acceptance nights at 9 p.m.

Various administrators that oversee the Greek system, including Director of Coed, Fraternity and Sorority Administration Deb Carney, Dean of Residential Life Martin Redman and Acting Dean of the College Dan Nelson, could not be reached because they were meeting about the issue at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

This is a developing story.