Law Enforcement Urging Teens: Don't Drink & Drive - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/13/05

Law Enforcement Urging Teens: Don't Drink & Drive

As prom season is underway, law enforcement is sending a message to teens: don't drink or you'll pay the consequences. Law enforcement say alcohol-related crashes are the number one killer of teens in the country, with Texas leading the way. That's why local law enforcement says they'll be paroling the area cracking down on under-age drinking.

"In order to be safe if you're under 21 years of age, do not drink," explains Lieutenant Harry Schreffler. In an effort to save lives during prom and graduation season, law enforcement is urging teens to stay away from alcohol. "If you're planning on having a party and you want it to be a safe party, there's no alcohol for minors," he says.

The warning also goes out to parents with the philosophy, it's better to have kids drink at home then drink and drive. "It's not legal for a person to give another person's child alcohol," says Lieutenant Schreffler.

"Somebody that chose to drink and drive killed my son," says Nora Trevino. Her 17-year-old son Andrew was killed by a drunk driver going the wrong way on the loop. She warns teens to think of her son before getting behind the wheel, drunk. "He loved life and that's all there is to it, he had dreams and hopes and now it's just shattered dreams for him and my family," she says.

TABC agents say they will be working with hotels and motels in the area, monitoring all proms and parties, checking for underage drinking. Remember, if you're caught drinking you could face fines of up to $500, community service and have your license taken away.

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