By Eric Fischer
With the big game this weekend, plenty of people will be having parties to watch the action and the commercials. Parties like these are just one way kids can be exposed to alcohol. Legally, adults can face misdemeanor charges for hosting parties and distributing alcohol to underage kids. Door County Chief Deputy Pat McCarty reminds parents to set a good example for their kids when it comes to drinking.
McCarty reports that in 2017 4,300 deaths nationwide were attributed to underage drinking with 1,500 involving drunk driving. McCarty adds that his number one priority is for kids to get home safe at the end of the night.