Parents Target Teenage Drinking

8-31-06 - Two parents in Carter County are raising awareness of underage drinking by targeting the sponsors of a party where their 15-year-old daughter got drunk. Chris and Heidi Miller say adults provided the drinks.

Their daughter came home from the party in Dickson on Friday night. After a trip to the emergency room, doctors say she nearly had alcohol poisoning.

After a complaint by the parents, police raided the party and found 20 students drinking; all of them were underage.

The students told police two adults bought the alcohol for them. Now the case is in the hands of the district attorney. The D.A.’s office told First News the police report is incomplete and they're waiting on more information to decide whether to press charges.