of calling police for help.
Ward says youngsters who’ve been drinking must weigh the risks of getting in trouble with the law if they call 9-1-1 in an emergency. The only other alternative,in their view, is don’t seek help, suffer, and avoid a police record.
Proponents say the bill is needed in light of tragedies such as a drunk A-S-U student who drowned in Tempe Town lake while walking home, and another intoxicated A-S-U student who fell over a railing to her death.
Two lawmakers say a better solution would be a diversion program which can also keep their record clean. They say the blanket immunity approach can be abused.