Sammamish considers underage drinking fines for adults
There are actually 2 towns proposing this. This is an article for Sammamish in WA St, about a half hr outside Seattle. They want to fine homeowners $500 for the first offense if the party is advertised on social media and involves underage drinking. The homeowners do not have to be home or aware of it to incur the penalty. I like this idea, altho I wish they would hold parents just as accountable for their kids texting and driving.
From the article:
"SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- A new crackdown on underage drinking in Sammamish could see fines up to $1,000 per offense directed at parents and legal guardians.
State law makes it illegal to provide alcohol to children. The proposed municipal ordinance in Sammamish would go a step further, holding adults accountable even when a teen throws a party while adults are not present.
"These juvenile drinking parties often times will get out of control. You'll see them spill out into the street," Sammamish Police Chief Nathan Elledge said. "Neighbors start to complain. So, it's not uncommon here."
These are local ordinances being proposed. Does anyone think that the community authorities are overstepping their bounds?