BCoPD remind teens: Drinking and driving is illegal and dangerous
May is a time for proms and graduations. Teens want to celebrate after working hard all year, but this can be a dangerous time if they aren’t careful.
Peer pressure can factor in when making decisions such as whether to drink and drive. Baltimore County Police hope teens will make the right decision not to drive while under
the influence of drugs and alcohol. Teenage drinking is illegal.
Anyone under 21 who purchases or possesses alcohol can be fined $ 500 for the first offense and $ 1,000 for a second offense.
Anyone under the age of 21 caught Driving Under the Influence ( DUI) — alcohol in the system — risks losing the right to drive for up to one year. For a second offense, the suspension is increased to two years.