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Student Punished for Driving Drunk Friend Home

Student Punished for Driving Drunk Friend Home
Posted October 15th, 2013 @ 11:24am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Erin Cox was just trying to be a good friend when, two weeks ago, she drove to a party to pick up a girl who had called Cox asking for a ride because she had been drinking. But just after Cox got there, the police arrived. According to CBS Boston, the 17-year-old didn't end up in hot water with police—though they initially lumped her with a group of underage kids who were told they may have to appear in court for drinking, she ultimately didn't have to, and an officer acknowledged, in writing, that she had not been drinking and didn't have any alcohol on her. But her Massachusetts high school reacted a little differently. North Andover High told the senior honor student she had violated the district's zero-tolerance alcohol and drug policy, and as a result, she lost her role as captain of the volleyball team and was suspended for five games.

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