Appalling’ Underage Drinking Parties Targeted by Grieving Parents of two students killed in Maryland

marylandFebruary 26, 2016 – ROCKVILLE, MD – The parents of a teenager killed after an underage drinking party turned grief into action this week to push for stronger laws.

Bills introduced in Annapolis would require toughen the penalties for the hosts of underage drinking parties.  House Bill 409, named Alex and Calvin’s Law, would be a penalty of one-year maximum in jail and double the fine from $2,500 to $5,000 for a first offense for providing alcohol to underage drinkers.  The proposals are spurred by two Montgomery County tragedies: the death of two Wootton High School graduates in June 2015 after attending an underage drinking party.  Kenneth Jay Saltzman of Potomac pleaded guilty in December to furnishing alcohol to a minor. He hosted the underage drinking party June 25, which was attended by Samuel Ellis, the former star quarterback at Thomas S. Wootton High School.

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Montana man killed in ATV crash, speed and alcohol likely factors

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Another crash on a Montana roadway claimed a life early Saturday morning.

Montana Highway Patrol reports a 24-year-old man on an ATV slammed into a tree shortly after midnight.

The crash occurred west of White Sulphur Springs along U.S. Highway 12.

According to MHP, the man was northbound on Spring Creek Road.

He was unable to navigate a turn causing him to drift off the road and strike a tree.

MHP said alcohol and speed are likely factors in the crash.

The man, who was not identified but a Montanan, was pronounced dead on the scene.

He is the 70th death on Montana roadways this year.

To read the full story, visit KTVQ's website.

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