Court docs: W&M student charged after lying to police about age, illegal drinking

Staff Writer

A William and Mary student stands accused of lying to a police officer after police say he possessed alcohol and told them he was 21.

Alexander Edison Giarracco, 20 of Williamsburg, was charged with falsely identifying to a police officer, underage possession of alcohol and breaking the city’s noise ordinance, according to court documents filed in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

On Dec. 8, police officers saw Giarracco hollering as he left the College Delly and walked to the Wawa on Richmond Road, according to court documents. Giarracco was so loud on the brief walk that the officer wrote he could hear him from more than 100 feet away.

When Giarracco stopped at the Wawa, he could be seen staggering and swaying, the court filings said.

The officer stopped Giarracco and noticed the student had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, according to the court documents.

The officer asked Giarracco how old he was, the filings said. Giarraco told him he was 21, but the officer checked with the College of William and Mary, which told him Giarraco was only 20-years-old.

Giarracco apologized to the officer and said he was 20-years old, according to the court documents.

The officer served Giarracco two misdemeanor arrest warrants at 1:47 a.m. on Dec. 8, the filings said.

If convicted on the charge of falsely identifying to a police officer, Giarracco could face as much as one year behind bars and a $2,500 fine.

On Giarracco’s Facebook profile, Dave Giarracco is listed as his father.

Dave Giarracco is a class of 2020 representative to the college’s parent and family council, according to the College of William and Mary website.

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