Hinds County, in the wake of prom and just before graduation, is sending out a strong message encouraging teens to stay away from alcohol. The message mainly focuses on showing teens that it is possible to have fun without alcohol. Take a further look at the article:
“The message is clear. Young people can have fun without alcohol and the way that happens is it starts with young people and it starts with the adults in their lives. We hope that they share the message and they do more than share it, they set the example,” said Velesha Williams, director of the Mississippi Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition of Hinds County or MUDPC.
The organization held an underage drinking prevention rally in Smith Park in downtown Jackson Tuesday morning.
Dozens of Hinds County high schoolers watched performers and listened to speakers. One teen was even handcuffed as part of a demonstration about what can happen if you're caught on the wrong side of the law.
Ultimately, teens said the rally made an impact.
“It gives us the opportunity to just think about the dangers and harms it can cause us,” said Mark Jameson, a senior at Raymond High School. ”Because we have so far to go. We're only 17, 16, 15, and we have our whole life ahead of us.”
People underage have to be more conscious about the dangers of drinking and driving because the legal limit for people under that age of 21 is 0.02 instead of 0.08 for adults. If you are underage and are pulled over for drinking and driving, give our experienced legal team a call and let us advise you of your rights.