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Dozens Arrested for Underage Drinking at Concert Event

Published August 18, 2011 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A Blink 182 concert at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center was the site of 54 arrests for underage drinking as well as numerous other alcohol-related charges. These arrests came on the heels of numerous arrests at a concert last week for drinking and driving violations at the same location.

These popular events include alcohol as a major part of the concert experience, but the alcohol should not be in the hands of minors. Our accident attorneys in Binghamton, NY, continue to warn against underage drinking and discourage adults from providing alcohol to their young friends and family members.

Besides the dangers associated with drinking and driving, teen drinking leads to many problems and dangers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to work with parents and law enforcement to educate teens and to enforce the law for those under the age of 21 to keep alcohol out of their hands. Alcohol consumed by teenagers can lead to the following:

  • Alcohol impairs judgment and coordination. Many teens participate in dangerous and risky behaviors such as climbing on balcony railings, swimming and driving.
  • Alcohol is linked to violence and crime. Reports link alcohol drinking to crimes such as vandalism, property damage, and robbery.
  • Drinking large quantities of alcohol (binge drinking) can lead to alcohol poisoning and death.
  • Early onset of drinking behaviors quadruples the chances of alcohol dependency by age 21, and doubles the chances of alcohol abuse as an adult.

High-visibility enforcement of underage purchase, possession, and provision laws are a significant deterrent for violation of youth access laws, reducing underage drinking, and decreasing alcohol-related crashes. Parents and other adults also have a responsibility for educating and protecting our teens. Providing alcohol access to teens is against the law.

These events in the NY area can be enjoyable, cultural opportunities, but adults who allow those under 21-years-old to have access to alcohol are responsible for the repercussions. Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, in Binghamton encourages friends and families to take responsibility for educating the teens in their lives about the dangers of drinking at any age.

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