It’s every parent’s nightmare: your teen, who is going to University of Missouri next fall, goes out with his friends on a Friday night. At midnight, you get a call: not from your teen, but from the police. He’s been picked up for drunk driving and charged with a DUI.
The only good news is that no one else was in the car. Still, you’re fuming mad. You might need to calm down a bit before you rationally can talk to him about the very real dangers of teen drunk driving. Like for instance, every day, more than three people under age 21 die in alcohol-impaired crashes.