McKenna Greenwood

Consequences of Underage Drinking

About 5,000 people under the age of 21 die annually from alcohol related injuries.

  • 1,900, 38%, of the 5,000 deaths involve motor vehicle crashes
  • 1,600, 32%, result from homicides
  • 300, 6%, result from suicides

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If you are underage and you are caught drinking you will have to pay up to a $500 fine, a 30- 180 day drivers license suspension, and 8 to 80 hours of community service. Any amount of beer, wine, or liquor can trigger these penalties.

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