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Officials To Focus On Enforcement Of Underage Drinking, Social Host Ordinances This Weekend

Evening Edition

Aired 7/3/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Beth Sise, Chair, Alcohol Policy Panel of San Diego County, Director, Trauma Research & Injury Prevention, Scripps Mercy Hospital

Patricia Duke, Assistant Sheriff, SD County Sheriff's Department, member of the Alcohol Policy Panel

Transcript

The Fourth of July is a time of celebration with house parties, pool parties, picnics and barbeques. It's also time when some people may choose to kick back an adult beverage or two.

It's common knowledge that drunken driving is illegal and can be deadly. But a lesser-known regulation on alcohol is the illegality of hosting any event where people under the age of 21 are drinking, whether the host wants them to or not.

San Diego's social host ordinance will be on the list of heavily-enforced regulations throughout the holiday weekend.

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