Graduation season brings reminder for parents to keep alcohol away from minors
We're entering the graduation season. Several colleges have already had graduations and now it's time for many high schools to hold commencement exercises.
Many parents of high school grads will host graduation parties and it's important that if there's alcohol around, it doesn't end up in the hands of minors.
Parents could be held liable if they serve alcohol to guests under 21 years old. If you're convicted of the first degree misdemeanor, you could face up to 6 months in jail and may have to pay up to a $1,000 fine.
Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish recommends keeping the graduation parties alcohol-free.
While state law prohibits serving alcohol to your children's friends who are under 21 it is legal to serve alcohol to your own children who are underage.