Thursday, October 13, 2011

But, Officer, It’s Not MY House..

Overland Park continues to have zero tolerance for underage drinking. Several arrests from this past weekend show our effort to curb this activity.

An 18-year-old who was house-sitting for a family member allowed a party to gather that involved underage drinking. As what commonly happens in these situations, an unusually high amount of traffic drew attention to the home. Officers responded, and after a short investigation, the 18-year-old was arrested for hosting. Six other people under the age of 21 were arrested for minor in possession of alcohol.

As you can see from this incident, it’s not just parents who get arrested for allowing underage drinking to take place in their homes. Anyone allowing underage drinking to occur on property they have control over can be sited for hosting.

If you are a parent please talk to your children about the serious consequences of taking part in one of these events.