Beginning of school prom season prompts warning from troopers

Friday, April 17, 2009 8:40 AM
Last updated 3:30 PM
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Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol say they will be watching for teenagers who are drinking and driving as area schools begin celebrating junior-senior proms.

“We want to heighten the awareness of this problem at this time of the year,” said Sgt. First Class Jason Johnson, post commander in Thomson. “There’s going to be a lot of kids on the roads. We want to make sure that they make the right decision not to drink and drive and that if they don’t, that there will be consequences.”

Those consequences include a trip to jail. Court proceedings could even draw sizable fines and probation.

If alcoholic beverages are given to underage teenagers those responsible could face criminal charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Sgt. Johnson said.

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LadyCisback 04/17/09 - 09:39 am
even with these consequences

even with these consequences posted, they will still make bad choices..

Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 04/17/09 - 12:56 pm
Sgt. Johnson neglected to

Sgt. Johnson neglected to include the most ominous of the consequences of teenage drinking and driving: parental trips to the morgue to identify the corpses.

FallingLeaves 04/17/09 - 04:21 pm
Thank you for heightening

Thank you for heightening awareness, now could you do something about the recidivist drug-traffickers and habitual drug abusers that are destroying our neighborhoods with their "culture" of 24/7 fighting, cursing, gunshots, thievery. littered and neglected yards and homes and house vibrating loud music?

Does_it_really_matter 04/17/09 - 04:29 pm
Well, Baroness.....troopers

Well, Baroness.....troopers are not really the folks you need to go to to ask for help with those sorts of things......

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