Woman arrested for underage drinking after foot chase

There are 56 comments on the Public Opinion story from Nov 4, 2009, titled Woman arrested for underage drinking after foot chase. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A 20-year-old Souderton woman was charged with underage drinking for the third time after trying to run away from Shippensburg Police Saturday.

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seenalot

Anna, OH

#1 Nov 4, 2009
Needs to be placed in a program. Most likely she will not take it seriously and because she has to WANT the help. A good thing is she has not been driving while drinking. Or at least has not been caught. That is in the future.

“ONE LOVE...ONE HORSE”

Since: Dec 07

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#2 Nov 4, 2009
seenalot wrote:
Needs to be placed in a program. Most likely she will not take it seriously and because she has to WANT the help. A good thing is she has not been driving while drinking. Or at least has not been caught. That is in the future.
Ch-ching! Another $10,000 in legal and social services! What a racket!
Marine Mom

Shippensburg, PA

#3 Nov 4, 2009
Underage means underage! What doesn't she understand? Why would a young adult want to do this to themselves? There is so much more in life than drinking alcohol. If drinking is the only time she has a good time, she needs some help.
Kate

Beach Haven, NJ

#5 Nov 4, 2009
Eleftherion? Eleftherion? Is the young boozer a SU student? Third arrest. Time for Michelle to receive treatment and be ordered on a work program while she dries out.
lucky girl

Santa Barbara, CA

#6 Nov 4, 2009
How dumb can you get, she actually saw the cop and said "im about to get another underage"! I think the money being spent on college might as well be burned, I would love to know what her major is, I hope to God it isnt elem ed!
Applejuice

Birdsboro, PA

#7 Nov 4, 2009
Phil McCracken wrote:
Either she needs to stop drinking or learn to run faster.
...ever seen a drunk girl run? Funn-Nee!

Most people drink because they want to. It just makes them loosen up and feel better.
Who makes the funniest commercials, Drink Responsibly PSA's or Bud?(Actually the "Over the Limit" ad is funny. The interior of a guy's car is filled with a pool of booze as the cop asks him if he's been drinking).
The commercials make you think you're going to have the best time of your life. Nobody expects to be arrested, fined or pinned in an overturned car. But that's the reality.

Since: May 09

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#8 Nov 4, 2009
I say we need to spend a little less time chasing 20-year-old adults around because they had a couple drinks, and start actually caring about protecting our communities.

Marine Mom, you have no clue. These students are going to drink in college whether you like it or not, and regardless of what the law says. This is why restricting legal adults from drinking is archaic and counterproductive.

So this idiot keeps getting caught; does she deserve to have this follow her for the rest of her life?

We just elected Dave Plum to magisterial judge, and he was arrest for DUI and soliciting a prostitute. He got a slap on the wrist when he got caught, and now he's a judge.

This girl, however, had a few drinks with friends in college and now has to have this hanging over her head forever.

This is a sad, pathetic society people. The law isn't preventing anything, but it seems to be keeping our cops in shape. How much domestic violence went unchecked because of this little footrace?
Tina

Beach Haven, NJ

#10 Nov 4, 2009
Let's guess. Michelle's high school GPA was very low, she was admitted and takes remedial high school level courses, and does not miss a party. She really isn't a student. Just keeping a seat warm when she's in class. Skips classes often. Should not actually be in college and will drop out.
FORT LOUDON

Blackwood, NJ

#11 Nov 4, 2009
Lets lower the drinking age to 18 where it should be anyway u can vote at 18,buy cigarettes at 18, drive a car 80-100 mph down the road but u cant drink and we pay cops and courts to run them through the legal system while cars r running 90mph down the road doesnt make much sense to me!!!!
Yup

Toms River, NJ

#12 Nov 4, 2009
lucky girl wrote:
How dumb can you get, she actually saw the cop and said "im about to get another underage"! I think the money being spent on college might as well be burned, I would love to know what her major is, I hope to God it isnt elem ed!
She obviously isn't a el. ed major because after the first drinking offense, she would have been kicked out of the program.
SU Student

Toms River, NJ

#13 Nov 4, 2009
She obviously isn't an el.ed major because after the first drinking offense she would have been disqualified from the program.
Concord Kid

Falls Church, VA

#15 Nov 4, 2009
Effington wrote:
I say we need to spend a little less time chasing 20-year-old adults around because they had a couple drinks, and start actually caring about protecting our communities.
Marine Mom, you have no clue. These students are going to drink in college whether you like it or not, and regardless of what the law says. This is why restricting legal adults from drinking is archaic and counterproductive.
So this idiot keeps getting caught; does she deserve to have this follow her for the rest of her life?
We just elected Dave Plum to magisterial judge, and he was arrest for DUI and soliciting a prostitute. He got a slap on the wrist when he got caught, and now he's a judge.
This girl, however, had a few drinks with friends in college and now has to have this hanging over her head forever.
This is a sad, pathetic society people. The law isn't preventing anything, but it seems to be keeping our cops in shape. How much domestic violence went unchecked because of this little footrace?
In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control looked at 49 high-quality peer-reviewed studies of the effects of changing the minimum drinking age law. Almost every study found that increasing the minimum drinking age to 21 saved lives (an average decrease of 16 percent) and that lowering the minimum drinking age to 18 or 19 caused an average increase in crashes of eight to 10 percent.

The law isn't preventing anything? Think again.
Think Before You Speak

Woodbridge, NJ

#16 Nov 4, 2009
Effington wrote:
I say we need to spend a little less time chasing 20-year-old adults around because they had a couple drinks, and start actually caring about protecting our communities.
Marine Mom, you have no clue. These students are going to drink in college whether you like it or not, and regardless of what the law says. This is why restricting legal adults from drinking is archaic and counterproductive.
So this idiot keeps getting caught; does she deserve to have this follow her for the rest of her life?
We just elected Dave Plum to magisterial judge, and he was arrest for DUI and soliciting a prostitute. He got a slap on the wrist when he got caught, and now he's a judge.
This girl, however, had a few drinks with friends in college and now has to have this hanging over her head forever.
This is a sad, pathetic society people. The law isn't preventing anything, but it seems to be keeping our cops in shape. How much domestic violence went unchecked because of this little footrace?
Too bad you can't investigate domestic violence since it has to be reported. I don't think the police can go into homes checking on relationships. But I guess you already knew that since you sound like a know it all. You may think that underage drinking is petty, until you have someone related to you or otherwise be a victim of it being DUI, criminal mischief, or alcohol poisoning. So you think that police should just turn their heads away from it since it is soo previlent in SHIP? That's a great resolution. Plus this girl getting caught for a 3rd time should throw up a red flag. Some people need to think before they speak.
Think Before You Speak

Woodbridge, NJ

#17 Nov 4, 2009
Concord Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control looked at 49 high-quality peer-reviewed studies of the effects of changing the minimum drinking age law. Almost every study found that increasing the minimum drinking age to 21 saved lives (an average decrease of 16 percent) and that lowering the minimum drinking age to 18 or 19 caused an average increase in crashes of eight to 10 percent.
The law isn't preventing anything? Think again.
THUMBS UP! Someone who finally knows what they are talking about and has done some research instead of just throwing out random opinions.

Since: May 09

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#18 Nov 4, 2009
Concord Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control looked at 49 high-quality peer-reviewed studies of the effects of changing the minimum drinking age law. Almost every study found that increasing the minimum drinking age to 21 saved lives (an average decrease of 16 percent) and that lowering the minimum drinking age to 18 or 19 caused an average increase in crashes of eight to 10 percent.
The law isn't preventing anything? Think again.
How can lowering the minimum drinking age to 18 or 19 cause an average increase in crashed 8-10 percent if it's never been lowered?

I'd love to read this story. Go ahead, post a link... Google came up with zilch.

Bravo indeed.
punish the B-----ds

Blackwood, NJ

#19 Nov 4, 2009
The kids who have "earned" the right to be Ship students, should be dismissed immediately upon the first offense, and let their parents take care of them, instead of warming a seat they obviously don't care about occupying seriously. School is a privilege, not a right. If kids cannot pass a drug test, don't let them in, if kids won't abide by the laws of civility send them home to be dealt with. Money shouldn't be the reason they can stay in school. Behaviour and respect should.
Theory

Arlington, VA

#20 Nov 4, 2009
My greatest argument against lowering the consumption age to 18 is that high school students will develop a new avenue to get themselves and underage friends drunk.(that includes your sweet 16 daughter).
Operating on the theory, the 18 year old can legally buy the stuff for himself and will share it with friends.
Revamp the proposal to state that the 18 y.o. must be out of secondary school. Mandate stiffer penalties for furnishing to minors and I'm on board.
citizen cane

Perkasie, PA

#21 Nov 4, 2009
3 strikes - come on kid, use your head. Rights of passage, everyone tries it Etc. 3 arrests your future looks dim. If you are a student going to a state school - bravo! This is cost effective. But if you do not hit the books and you are only there to hide/party for 4-6 years stop! Go home and save your parents a ton of money. Why should they support this "adult" yelling into phone for another semester? Try working and attending community college at the same time and hey, slide the folks a few bucks now and again. Wake UP!
Sosad

Newville, PA

#22 Nov 4, 2009
Effington wrote:
I say we need to spend a little less time chasing 20-year-old adults around because they had a couple drinks, and start actually caring about protecting our communities.
Marine Mom, you have no clue. These students are going to drink in college whether you like it or not, and regardless of what the law says. This is why restricting legal adults from drinking is archaic and counterproductive.
So this idiot keeps getting caught; does she deserve to have this follow her for the rest of her life?
We just elected Dave Plum to magisterial judge, and he was arrest for DUI and soliciting a prostitute. He got a slap on the wrist when he got caught, and now he's a judge.
This girl, however, had a few drinks with friends in college and now has to have this hanging over her head forever.
This is a sad, pathetic society people. The law isn't preventing anything, but it seems to be keeping our cops in shape. How much domestic violence went unchecked because of this little footrace?
Su has a program, 3 strikes and you are out. No more classes at SU for sure.

“Colt 45”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#23 Nov 4, 2009
Sounds like she's allergic to alcohol; she breaks out in handcuffs every time she drinks.
Time to put a plug in the jug, sweetie.

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