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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Teen drinking crackdown

SOUTHBOROUGH

Southborough police have a message for teenagers planning to hold a drinking party: We're going to crash it, and no one will leave without our say-so.

As the one-year anniversary nears of an alcohol-related crash that killed two teenage sisters from Southborough, local police are implementing a policy setting out strict rules for officers who encounter underage drinking.

``There is concept out there that this is small infraction, that it should be overlooked, `It's just some kids drinking beer; what's the problem?' " Police Chief William Webber said, citing excuses he has heard from parents. His response: ``It results in death."

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