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Ana Draa

Who are these adults and how stupid can they be!!

Larry Kirkendall

doing the quickest of Google searches, about this stupid.

Penalties for Providing Alcohol to a Minor
Adults and minors who give alcohol to a minor also face a stiff penalty. The punishment for making alcoholic beverages available to a minor is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $4,000, confinement in jail for up to a year, or both. Additionally, the violator will have his or her driver´s license automatically suspended for 180 days upon conviction.

Persons 21 or older (other than the parent or guardian) can be held liable for damages caused by intoxication of a minor under 18 if the adult knowingly provided alcoholic beverages to a minor or knowingly allowed the minor to be served or provided alcoholic beverages on the premises owned or leased by the adult.

Sale to a minor is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $4,000, confinement up to a year in jail, or both.

Of course then there's the lawyers that will twist this into something unrecognizable from the law.

Amanda DeVries

TXDoula, don't kid yourself. Plenty of parents put their kids on party busses or limos, or even host a party where they themselves have purchased the alchohol for the kids. It's a regular occurrence. I imagine if they did some deeper digging they would find that those kids got on that bus with their own coolers with alchohol purchased by the parents. Instead, I'm sure they're happy to let the guys driving the bus take all the blame.

Lars Faltskog

zmmom -

You are very likely correct in that assumption. We have many folks around (including parents) who like to absolve responsibility, simply can't say "no" to their children, and want to appear to be "hip". So, many have no qualms about drinking and partying in front of the children. By the time the children are curious enough to want to "look adult" and drink, the parent says, "Go right ahead".

I'm like many others: drinking is fun and a few beers and a cosmo here and there makes life more pleasureable. But, IMHO, I don't think these habits need to be started early. When a young adult can work on his/her own, makes his/her own $, has own place to live, then he/she can partake in libations. They sure don't need to be doing that foolishness on a prom "chartered" bus. Too bad more parents can't hold such similar sensible opinions and try to instill wise choices into their children.

Judy Foster

If you don't think parents buy alcohol for their kids ask County Treasure Kevin Walsh.

Ana Draa

I know it happens, just think it is ridiculous! As the mother of a 19 year old college freshman and a 14 year old, can honestly say would never consider doing this is a million years. I hope they throw the book at the parents.

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