Written by: Stephanie Freeman
- The Lifeline Law provides immunity for the crimes of public intoxication, minor possession, minor consumption, and minor transportation alcohol to persons who reveal themselves to law enforcement while seeking medical assistance for a person suffering from an alcohol-related health emergency.
- In order to receive immunity, the person must demonstrate that they are acting in good faith by completing ALL of the following:
– Providing their full name any other relevant information requested by law enforcement officers
– Remaining on the scene until law enforcement and emergency medical assistance arrives
– Cooperating with authorities on the scene
- The law will not interfere with law enforcement procedures or limit the ability to prosecute for other criminal offenses such as providing to a minor, operating while intoxicated, or possession of a controlled substance.
iNDYfRINGE is shining light on the issues of teen alcohol abuse with their new play, Alky. The play was written by Jerome McDonought turns the spotlight on alcohol as it affects young adults. The play is presented by the Young Actors Theatre, The Indianapolis Public Library, and The Indiana Coalition to Improve Adolescent Health. The play can be seen on Tuesday, March 5th at 6 p.m. or Sunday, March 10that 3 p.m. at Clowes Auditorium at Central Library for FREE Learn more at: http://indyfringe.org/juvie-alky-2-teen-issues-one-acts.
Remember to make the call to save a life.