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Fines for hosting underage-drinking parties up to $5K

The Middleton Common Council on Tuesday reiterated its opposition to, and significantly increased local penalties levied against, adults who help minors gain access to alcohol.

District 1 alderman Paul Kinne said the ordinance, which was approved unanimously, was designed to counter a "disturbing trend" in which adults believe they are preventing drunk driving and other dangerous activities by allowing minors to drink in a safe setting, according to the Middleton Times-Tribune.

Tuesday’s vote to impose fines of up to $5,000 for repeat offenders showed the Middleton Common Council disagrees with parents who feel that way.

Read more at the Middleton Times-Tribune

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