Deputies Crack Down on Teen Alcohol Parties

Anyone violating the county's social host could face fines or jail time

By Neysa Greer
|  Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012  |  Updated 12:35 PM PDT
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Deputies Crack Down on Teen Alcohol Parties

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The sheriff's department is cracking down on alcohol-fueled parties for minors thrown by parents.

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Spring break is around the corner and San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies in North County are cracking down on alcohol-fueled parities involving minors hosted by parents, according to our media partner North County Times.

Deputies in San Marcos, Fallbrook and Vista have planned enforcement and community outreach socials to educate residences on the consequences of hosting these events.

"Unfortunately, some people think, 'It's better to have my children drinking at home with their friends than me not know what they're doing,'" said Lt. Robert Haley of the Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation. "Not only is it illegal, but it's illogical if you think about it.”

Vehicles dubbed “party cars” will be on patrol Friday and Saturday nights seeking out these particular parties.

Anyone convicted of violating the county's social host ordinance is guilty of a misdemeanor crime and can be punished with a $1,000 fine, up to to six months in jail and community service, said the report.

The ordinance hosted by the Fallbrook Youth Prevention group begins at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Fallbrook High School. Speakers include a sheriff’s deputy, a fire official and a county prosecutor.

For more about this story visit North County Times

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