Agents bust underage Lincoln party of 250

July 11, 2017

A woman, 19, and a teen, 17, face charges after agents with the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement broke up a July 9 party in Lincoln attended by about 250.

Someone called DATE to report an underage party where alcoholic beverages were being sold, said Lt. Kevin Jones of DATE. Agents responded to a home in the 8000 block of Railroad Avenue and disrupted the party, Jones said. Most of the individuals left after agents arrived, he said.

The party host, Elizabeth Draper, 19, of Lincoln was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, providing alcohol to a minor, selling alcohol without a license and other violations of the Liquor Control Act. Jones said a 17-year-old was charged with underage consumption of alcohol. Both were released.

The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement reminds parents and young adults that underage drinking is illegal, even if it is supervised by an adult, Jones said. Underage drinkers will often tend to drink to excess; 40 percent of all alcohol-related fatal motor vehicle crashes involve drivers ages 16-24, he said.