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They start young in the Twin Cities...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    3-year-old found with alcohol level of 0.12%


    The girl had passed out at a Minneapolis home where four adults were "heavily drunk." She was recovering at a hospital.


    Chao Xiong, Star Tribune
    A 3-year-old girl was found passed out from drinking alcohol Monday night at a home in north Minneapolis, authorities said Tuesday. Four adults there also were "heavily drunk," and alcohol containers littered the floor.

    The child was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale with a 0.12 percent blood-alcohol level, said police spokesman Lt. Greg Reinhardt. Her grandmother, a 53-year-old Minneapolis woman, was arrested on suspicion of possible child endangerment but has not been charged.

    The girl was unconscious and in critical condition when she was taken to the hospital Monday night, Reinhardt said. She was doing fine Tuesday and was scheduled to be released to St. Joseph's Home for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for children in crisis, police said.

    "The child could have easily died," Reinhardt said. Her sister, possibly in her early teens, called police.

    The sister said the 3-year-old accidentally got into alcohol in a cabinet, Reinhardt said.

    Kirk Hughes, of the Minnesota Poison Control System, said a typical 28-pound child would have to drink about 7 ounces of beer or about one ounce of 40-proof liquor to reach a 0.12 blood-alcohol level. One ounce is about two mouthfuls for such a child, he said.
     
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Hey, the kid was celebrating the Twins clinching. Lay off.
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Look, if kids needed to drink every time their team beat the Royals, no one under 18 would be sober after April 1...
     
  4. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    See what Jones did.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Sorry, but Jones is not responsible...
    The average age of the person in the bar where Jones was is like 55-to-dead.
     
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Tracey Gold thought that story was messed up. What in the hell were they doing? Getting them ready for the preschool tailgate party before the Vikings games?
     
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Well what the hell else is there to do there? Play with Barbies and Legos?
     
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That kid's a lightweight! [/rosie]
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Well, except Boston fans, because the Royals went 5-4 against the Red Sox this season.
     
  10. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    :eek:

    You don't start those kids until they're in kindergarten, gheez! ::) (JUST KIDDING!)

    In all seriousness......North Minneapolis is not what you'd call a good part of town, there's a huge concentration of drugs, gangs, drive-by shootings, poverty -- you get the idea. A different story I read about this reported that the four adults in the home were very drunk.

    It's a sad story.

    And FH, there's LOTS to do in MN. :p
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah! There's trees up north, farms in the south, a mall, Sid, and um.... geez, it will come to me in a second.... yeah! Nye's!
    Other than that, I got nothin...
     
  12. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Sorry, I thought this was a R Kelly thread.
     
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