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  • Anonymous

    Wow what a good idea.  Call the police when your son comes home drunk, then they will prosecute him.. probably level a big fine, which parent who origionally called police will have to pay.

    Someday people will learn.  The police are NOT your friends.

    • Anonymous

      While I agree with you to a point, I am guessing the kid’s mother called for help because her son was bloody and unresponsive. Whether he had injuries beyond alcohol toxicity is something we may never read about, but if they are going to charge the others, then I guess they have to charge this young man. I just hope he makes a full recovery.

      •  Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

        • Anonymous

          Sometimes.

    • But if he was a UMaine student he would not be charged.

      • alf999

        Might depend on which sport team they are on.

    • County Escapee

      Hypothermic and a BAC over.25? The kid was seriously messed up! Any parent would call the cops! The passersby should have!
      You’ve come up with some doozys, but this one takes the cake!

      • Anonymous

        I would call an ambulance, not the cops

        • County Escapee

          I was going to say that, but where I live they come in pairs when 911 is called. Often a fire truck shows up first for medical emergencies.

        • Anonymous

          Me too.  My children never needed a taxpayer supported employee for their discipline.  They got that at home.

          Now-a-days people use the phone for everything.  Here’s a clue try raising your own kid.

          • Anonymous

            Yea. They should have left him in the ditch.

    • Rocky4

       Right. The police are not your friend. Your real friends are the older pal that
      buys beer, cigarettes, & whiskey for you to party with along with others. Your really
      good friends are the ones who give you pot, cocaine, or meth. And your REALLY
      good friends will get you some black tar heroin and bath salts.  WTF ails you?

      • alf999

        And after all that, they leave you in a ditch to die.

      • Ben Hutchins

         And their really good friends will help them stash you in a ditch!

    •  I’d rather pay the fine then end up dead in a ditch.

    • Anonymous

      How about call the police when your son comes home drunk and make your son pay for his OWN fines.  Someday the son will learn and become a responsible adult :)

    • JUSTlNE

      he’s only 15 and wouldn’t know how much danger he was in after drinking hard alcohol like it’s juice [presuming that is what he did since his BAC was SO high], and his mother has the sense to RECOGNIZE and get him help before he died. Thank god. And the cops might not be your friends, but  they are there for people when they are in danger to simply help them and keep people safe.  The parents aren’t in trouble. it specifically said that they charged the 17 year old girl for hosting the party and stealing alcohol, and I commend this Dept. for their logical response. 

    • JUSTlNE

      Some people don’t have to run from the cops. They’re there for us to run to.

  • Anonymous

    Passed out drunk on a school night ??
      Not good.
    Cry for help.
    I hope an ” intervention” can help.

  • Randall Flagg

    damn if i ever have kids they’d probably raid my fridge…

  • PaulNotBunyan

    Alcohol should be kept locked up or in an area not accessible to youths, MacMaster said Thursday.

    Kids would never find it in my home because there is none.

    • Anonymous

      Mine either. Unfortunately, I know my kids have had drinks at other homes. Luckily, they have never been hurt. 

      I hope this young man has been blessed enough to have learned a lesson and that he can share that lesson with his peers.

  • Anonymous

    Boy, this sounds like the good old days………………..  I’m sure nobody on this blog  ever did anything like this when they were teenagers…………………..  

    • alf999

      Back in the old days your (friends) that you were partying with would have left you on your door step and knocked on the door and ran, NOT left you in a ditch. If this kid was unconscious , facedown in 2 inches of water he would have drowned. Some friends this kid has. Kid the only one you can trust to get you home in one piece is yourself.

    • Ben Hutchins

      Well… I didn’t, but then I was a very boring teenager.  I skipped the high school party phase and went straight to being the token sober guy in college – the one who the others ask to watch them and make sure they don’t wander into traffic before the LSD wears off. So in this scenario I’d have been trying to make sure Sporto there didn’t end up in a ditch. :)

      • Anonymous

        I had a friend like you.  He’s a friend to this day!

  • So will someone please tell me why UMaine students are not charged when the are found drunk ???? Even in cases where they are rushed to the ER..

  • Anonymous

    Good thing it didn’t happen in Fryeburg – the police would have been the likeliest suspects!

  • Ben Hutchins

    “Police are investigating how a minor ended up in a roadside ditch after a
    Wednesday night gathering where minors were drinking alcohol.”

    This is probably not going to be the most challenging investigation in history.

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