|Thursday, January 23, 2020|
Its graduation season. If parents let kids drink beer and wine at a party in a private home are they breaking the law?
By Chris Gordon, Chief Correspondent
; Page 6.3
But it's altogether different if these same adults allow the friends of their children to drink alcoholic beverages in their home. They would be breaking the law by serving beer or wine even though it's at a party in a private home.
And if a minor leaves the party after drinking and gets into an accident the homeowner who hosted the party may be responsible for injury, wrongful death and property damages. Liquor store owners break the law if they sell alcoholic beverages to minors. Yet if a parent comes to buy a keg, or bottles of wine with the intent of serving minors at home the responsibility shifts from the store owner to the homeowner.
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