Spreading the word on Lifeline Law

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INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — State leaders are getting the word out to college campuses about underage drinking and getting help if things go too far.

The Lifeline public awareness campaign will happen through cell towers creating a digital dome over the campus. If someone is underage and drinking and needs medical attention, too often friends are hesitant to call for help. Lifeline offers immunity to the friend who does pick up the phone.

“Every year, every year there will be a 17 or 18-year-old silly freshman who binge drinks who doesn’t know the Lifeline Law and could pay the ultimate price, we have seen,” Indiana Sen. Jim Merritt said.

Over the weekend, 134 students were busted by Indiana Excise Police for underage drinking with 74 arrested in Bloomington, 47 in Muncie and 13 in West Lafayette.

Due to minor consumption, the public awareness campaign will target 13 Indiana campuses with two million messages during the first three weeks of school.

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