Monday, June 8, 2009

County cuts underage drinking task force

KOMO News reports that the King County Sheriff's Office has dropped its Party Patrol Task Force due to budget cuts. Here's an excerpt from the report:

"And timing couldn't be worse. With warm weather here and a long summer vacation ahead for students, conditions are ripe for underage drinking. The possibilities even have law enforcement officials uneasy."

"We don't like to think about the ramifications of this. None of them are good," said sheriff's spokesperson John Urquhart. "Primarily it's going to be high school kids - 16, 17, 18, 19 year olds doing this."

The topic of underage drinking parties in parks was featured in the coalition's May newsletter.

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