College days should be the best time for any student. This is the first time when young adults are responsible for their own actions. College parties are also part of the college experience. However, when returning to college or first time in attending college turns into underage drinking, then the police need to get involved.
According to the Winona Daily News, four agencies, the Winona Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Goodview Police Department and Winona County Sheriff’s Department, under the NightCAP Junior Program swept the Winona State University campus and downtown area over the weekend searching for suspects who appeared drunk and were younger than 21.
That weekend the police issued 64 tickets for underage drinking. The most the program netted was more than 100 citations at one house party. Past experience has shown that underage college drinking parties have lead to alcohol deaths. There are no parental controls and your college student doesn’t have the experience to understand that alcohol can kill them. Tell you college student to enjoy their experience and be responsible for their actions.