In the U.S., the average age for girls to have their first drink is 13. For boys, it’s 11. The appalling nature of these numbers is compounded by the fact that young people who drink tend to have no control over their alcohol consumption, much less their actions. As such, they become more vulnerable to serious alcohol-related traffic accidents. A Raleigh DWI lawyer sheds light on a recent incident that highlighted the risks of irresponsible consumption.
A case of underage drinking in the Triangle
20-year-old Chandler Michael Kania, a student of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was charged with murder after driving the wrong way on the southbound lanes near the split of I-85 and Interstate 40 in Orange County and crashing into the car of Felecia Harris, 49, of Charlotte.