Austin Police Department

APD Has Zero-Tolerence with High School Underage Drinking

Published : Thursday, 02 Jun 2011, 10:10 AM CDT
From KTBC-TV Report

Commander Jason Dusterhoft from APD talking about Underage Drinking says the department enforces a Zero Tolerance policy for those under 21

  • Driving under the influence
  • When operating a motor vehicle under the age of 21, it is illegal to have any detectable amount of alchol in your system
    • Consequences
    • Class C Misdemeanor, fine up to $500, alcohol awareness class, mandatory community service, driver’s license suspension
  • Possession and consumption of alcohol – If you are under the age of 21, it is illegal to possess or consume alcohol
  • Consequences
    • Class C Misdemeanor, Fine up to $500, alcohol awareness class, mandatory community service, loss or denial of driver’s license