Minor and Major Trouble
Examining the Foundations of a Legal System
A 19-year-old man by the name of Devan Black was taken into custody this Thursday at Firelands for giving alcohol to a minor. His friend, Jack Montgomery, a 17-year-old, was with Devan in the latter's car, parked in an empty municipal lot around midnight. A police officer on patrol examined the scene and decided to check their IDs, due to the 11 p.m. curfew that is in effect on school nights. When the officer peered into the car window to talk with the youths, he spotted a consumed six-pack of beer. Devan was taken into custody soon after while another officer escorted the minor home. Since the legal age is 18 to be a major, the youths will go to separate courts. Their trials will start next week.
Difference Between Minors and Majors
19-year-old charged with underage consumption and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Firelands Police Car
17-year old charged with underage consumption and curfew.