Helpful Hints – Responsible Partying
If you host or attend a party please remember to act responsibly. Below are some guidelines to follow.
- Have alternative transportation arranged; Post CARPOOL’s number (693-9905)
- Be considerate of your neighbors
- Know your guests
- Know your lease regulations
- Have nonalcoholic beverages available
- Ensure that only guests 21 and older have access to any alcoholic drinks
- Be familiar with the signs of alcohol poisoning
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning
- Person is unconscious, cannot be woken, or can only be awakened for a short time
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Person is poorly aware of surroundings
- Exhibits respiratory difficulties
- Fever or chills
- Fingernail beds or gums are bluish
- Extremities are cold or clammy
- Vomiting while semiconscious or unconscious
- Increased, decreased, or irregular pulse
If you see any of the above signs, immediately call 911
Alcohol and the Law
Minor in Possession (MIP): Consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage by a minor except in the visible presence of the minor’s adult parent, guardian or spouse. Class C Misdemeanor.
Public Intoxication (PI): Appearing in a public place while intoxicated so much that the person may endanger him/herself or another person. Class C Misdemeanor.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI): A minor operating a motor vehicle in a public place while having any detectable amount of alcohol in the minor’s system. Class C Misdemeanor.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): Operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft in a public place while intoxicated. Class B Misdemeanor.
Contributing to a Minor: This can include selling, providing, purchasing or making alcohol available to a person under the age of 21. *ANYONE can receive this ticket, even a minor! Class A Misdemeanor.
Class C Misdemeanor: Fine up to $500; other penalties include: community service, alcohol awareness course and 30 day driver’s license suspension.
Class B Misdemeanor: Fine up to $2000; additional penalties include: community service and 72 hour minimum confinement.
Class A Misdemeanor: Fine up to $4000; additional penalties include: up to 1 year in jail.
Information provided by the Alcohol and Drug Education Program