ABC Board will Present “Under Age, Under Arrest” Program at Carver High

AP_0309100386The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will present its “Under Age, Under Arrest” program on underage drinking Monday, April  18,to students at Carver High School in Montgomery. The program will be at 9:30 a.m. in the school auditorium.
The program is part of the Under Age, Under Arrest initiative started three years ago by ABC Board Administrator Mac Gipson to combat the grave problems of underage drinking and binge drinking. Over those three years, the ABC Board has presented Under Age, Under Arrest programs to high schools across the state.
The Under Age, Under Arrest program highlights the dangers and legal and social consequences of underage and binge drinking, which is responsible each year for the deaths of 5,000 young people under the age of 21. In this program, the ABC Board partners with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Students Against Destructive Decisions, American Character Builders (an educational program of the Alabama Citizens Action Program), law enforcement and community groups.
The program at Carver High School will feature a testimony by Carolyn Tyus of MADD. Ms. Tyus son, a student at the University of Alabama, was killed by drunk driver. Other presentations will be made by Dr. Bill Day, retired education director for American Character Builders; Pamela Morton of MADD; and officials of the Alabama ABC Board. Montgomery City Council members David Burkette and Arch Lee and Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley Jr. also will be there.
During the hour long program, students are asked to sign cards pledging to abstain from consuming alcohol until they are at least 21.
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