August 4, 2005
We know the celebrations at the Zetsche household are in order this week - only, the Associated Press reports that one of the parties got a little out of hand, particularly for those under the age of 21. The AP says that incoming DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche's wife, 54-year-old Gisela Zetsche, has been charged after more than 20 underage drinkers were ticketed at the bash on June 18. The birthday party was for a 19-year-old living in the Zetsche household for the summer. Police tried to stop partygoers, but many ran from the house and hid in closets, the AP adds. Mr. Zetsche was not in attendance, the report adds. Mrs. Zetsche's hearing has been postponed until Sept. 13 - during the Frankfurt Auto Show - and she could face a $500 fine if convicted.
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