A Lowell man is accused of kicking a woman in the throat Sunday afternoon because she was too young to go drinking at a bar following the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.
Patrick Kelley, 25, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown Crossing MBTA station after Transit Police officers found a young woman lying on the ground crying and clutching her throat.
The victim had allegedly travelled into Boston with Kelley and a larger group for the holiday festivities.
He was charged with assault and battery with a shod foot.
Boston Police said they made 26 arrests for disorderly conduct and ticketed 336 people for public drinking.