Branan explained under the provisions of SB 1, if a person calls 911 to help someone who may have alcohol poisoning and stays with the friend until help arrives, the caller would be protected from being arrested for underage drinking.
“This could happen to anyone’s child. It could be an honor student or a stand-out athlete who never gave their parents grief, but made an immature, foolish decision to binge drink,” Branan said. “I cannot imagine knowing that someone could have saved your child’s life, but was too afraid to help. I believe if SB 1 becomes law, it will save lives.”