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Mixing Alcohol, Teens a Crime

April 23, 2013

A young Wheeling man became the most recent local victim of driving under the influence of alcohol early Saturday, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department....

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RationalWestVirginian

Apr-23-13 12:45 PM

It doesn't matter where they got the alcohol or who gave it to them. What matters is two ADULTS chose to drink alcohol and then get in a car. It is not the alcohol's fault anymore than it is the car's fault. These men bear the consequences of their actions because they bear the personal responsiblity of their decisions. The alcohol didn't force them to drink it and get behind the wheel, and this is not a first time occasion for them drinking and driving, this is just the time that something bad happened. Hold adults accountable to their actions and stop trying to villianize the person who bought the alcohol, because that's not the issue. Two men got in a vehicle drunk and now one of them is dead, that's what really matters. If they were both 21 there wouldn't be any deal made about where they got the alcohol, and I think that it is irrelevant in this case.

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whgfeeling

Apr-23-13 8:33 PM

where they got the booze has every thing to do with this case. they are underage and the person who gave it to them broke the law and caused death just as the driver did. if it were not for booze a kid would not be dead. the person who provided the booze should be charged with murder.

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RationalWestVirginian

Apr-23-13 10:46 PM

Whgfeeling, stop trying to blame objects instead of people. What if they stole the alcohol? Would it still be the alcohol's fault that they drank it and crashed? No, and it's not the alcohol's fault even if someone bought it for them. The reason they are crying out to punish the person that bought it for them is because the trauma of the death is still riding high and people want someone to blame. The two adults involved in the accident are the ONLY ones to blame for what happened. Not the alcohol, the person who gave them the alcohol, the vehicle, the road, or anything or anybody else. And now the man will face the consequences of HIS decision.

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mikeyd

Apr-24-13 8:23 AM

once again alcohol is still the king of bad drugs.

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Ladydiamond

Apr-24-13 9:05 PM

These two young men are/were far from adulthood. They haven't had a chance to experience much life at all. Young, curious, adventurous and seemingly invincible. I expect many of us have felt that way when we were that age. How many times did we just barely escape tragedy by making an impulsive decision. Perhaps we will never know just how many. For now, the focus should be on the families of both young men. No matter what the circumstances, it’s really sad for all concerned.

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Ladydiamond

Apr-24-13 9:05 PM

These two young men are/were far from adulthood. They haven't had a chance to experience much life at all. Young, curious, adventurous and seemingly invincible. I expect many of us have felt that way when we were that age. How many times did we just barely escape tragedy by making an impulsive decision. Perhaps we will never know just how many. For now, the focus should be on the families of both young men. No matter what the circumstances, it’s really sad for all concerned.

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Ladydiamond

Apr-24-13 9:06 PM

Good grief! Whatever you do, don't double click.

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