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May 4, 2012

Gov. Daniels touting measure to protect college students

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels is highlighting a new law designed to make it easier for underage drinkers who report alcohol poisoning.

The new “lifeline” law grants immunity to underage drinkers if they are reporting alcohol poisoning. Supporters hope the new law will make college students and others more likely to report alcohol poisoning.

To receive immunity, students must stay by the scene until emergency responders arrive and cooperate with authorities.

The state reports 21 underage drinkers have lost their lives since 2004 because of alcohol poisoning. The measure was pushed during the 2012 session earlier this year with help from college student leaders.

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