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Underage drinking a big problem

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As appalling as that statistic is, here’s one that’s even more alarming: many of those drunken drivers were under 21, the state’s minimum age for consuming or buying alcohol.

Underage drinking is a problem that certainly affects Lincoln Parish, an area with two universities. For too long we’ve chalked up underage drinking to “kids being kids.”

But when young men and women take the life of someone because they chose to drive a 3,000-pound vehicle while not in complete control of their senses, it moves from “kids being kids” to a felony.

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