Wednesday, April 02, 2008

You gotta be kidding

I came across a funny story the other day. If you didn't see it, it is worth reading. A bunch of high school kids decided to test their schools drinking policy. OK before you freak out --- did you read the story?

Well, the way it goes is a couple kids at their high school got suspended from playing sports because pictures showed up with them drinking out of red cups. So a group of kids from the school decided to show that drinking out of a red cup didn't mean that you were necessarily drinking beer. They throw a kegger party and before long the house was overflowing with kids.

As you can imagine the police were called and began making the kids take breath tests. The only problem was --- it wasn't a keg of beer --- it was a keg of 1919 Classic American Draft Root Beer. Even once the police realized that it was a root beer kegger they didn't stop but continued to check out the kids and even did a room to room search of the house. Over 90 kids had a breath test done on them.

"It was a tremendous waste of time and manpower, but we still had a job to do, and our officers did it," Joling said. "If one kid had come there, even hadn't drank there, but had come there and had been drinking and had left and crashed and burned, then what would the sentiment be? Why didn't the police check everybody out?"

What's next? Hanging out at McDonald's and checking everybody just in case somebody was drinking! Don't get me wrong, I am all in favor of police checking for people who are drinking and driving but at a root beer kegger? How about sitting outside the local tavern and checking everybody who walks out and gets into the driver seat of a car, now maybe that would bring up some results!

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