Staying Safe on New Year`s | VideoAmy Fox | 12/31/2012
Police often respond to noise complaints at hotels and house parties involving minors in connection with underage drinking. But, before your teen cracks open another beer, the Minot PD has a message for you: the parent.
"Make sure you know what their plans are, you know, you`re still the parent here. And, if you`re the one allowing them to go out and give the okay, you are still automatically responsible for them. And, if you don`t put rules down, you may have some consequences that you`re going to have to live with for a long time,Ē said Margie Zietz, Minot Police Department Crime Prevention.
If a teen is caught drinking underage, they could face charges for unlawful consumption and disorderly conduct.