Teen Turns Herself In For Drinking

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin Dells teen who turned herself in for underage drinking faces a fine of 375 dollars and suspension of her driver's license that could last up to a year.

Baraboo police Lieutenant Rob Sinden says it's extremely rare, but people sometimes do report their own underage drinking to authorities.

Still, it doesn't stop police from handing out a ticket to anyone who is underage and consumes alcohol.

He says it will be up to the courts to decide if 18-year-old Sarah Ward should get any leniency for coming forward on her own. A police report shows she arrived at the police station in downtown Baraboo Sunday night at about midnight.


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  • by Linda Location: Machesney Park on Jun 13, 2007 at 10:14 AM
    This is a cry for help, not for punishment. Hopefully, the court will take that into consideration. If there is harsh punishment, what message does that give to other young people when it comes to them trying to get help, too?
  • by stacy Location: freeport on Jun 12, 2007 at 09:56 AM
    If it ain't broke don't fix it!
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