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New Legistlation

If you are under 21, have consumed alcohol and see a dangerously intoxicated person, do not hesitate to call 911 to get immediate medical assistance for this person. A new law will protect you from being arrested for being a minor possessing or consuming alcohol. N.C.G.S. 18B-­‐302.2 provides that a minor shall not be prosecuted for possession or consumption of alcohol if the only reason the police become aware of the alcohol is if that person is seeking medical assistance for another person. You must believe you are the first to call for medical assistance, use your true name and remain with that person until help arrives. So be the good Samaritan; you will not be punished.