A Wright City man who supplied liquor to a teenager who nearly died of alcohol poisoning was placed on five years’ probation Tuesday by Warren County Circuit Judge Wes Dalton.
Stephen M. Labruyere, of the 13000 block of Ridgewood Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree child endangerment in the case. He was given a suspended seven-year prison sentence.
Under the conditions of his probation Labruyere will serve 90 days’ shock time in prison followed by 90 days’ house arrest, according to Mike Wright, Warren County prosecuting attorney. He also must perform 100 hours of community service and submit to substance abuse testing.
The sentencing handed down by Dalton was based on a recommendation by Wright.
“It’s one thing to supply alcohol to a minor, but it takes it to another level when it poses a danger to their life,” Wright remarked.
Warren County sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 13000 block of Point Maple Drive, Wright City, July 16, 2012, for a possible overdose, according to the probable cause statement filed in the case.
A 16-year-old male was taken to St. Joseph Hospital West, Lake Saint Louis. Test results showed the teenager had a blood alcohol content of 0.349 percent, according to court documents.
The teenager’s blood alcohol content was more than four times the amount required to be charged with driving while intoxicated.
Authorities later spoke with the teenager and his father who identified Labruyere as the suspect in the case.
Labruyere was arrested July 23, 2012.
According to the probable cause statement, Labruyere admitted to purchasing alcohol for the teen.