Underaged drinkers -- and hosts -- beware

Oklahoman Published: March 7, 2013
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If you are planning to host a party for teens who have celebration on their minds involving drinking, you could be headed for jail.

A report in the Delaware County Journal on Oklahoma's Social Host Law reminds readers how misguided individuals set themselves up for problems.



An Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Law Encorcement Commission agent is quoted: “Parents think they are keeping their children and their children's friends safe by hosting a party at their home and taking away their car keys. They party until 2 or 3 a.m.

"In the morning, after sleeping a few hours the parents think they're okay to drive when they wake up. They are still intoxicated.

“What parents don't understand is that if someone gets hurt or is killed when they leave their home, it's an automatic felony according to the Social Host Law ... "



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