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Tougher road ahead for minors caught drinking

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BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge prosecutor's office now offers a new pre-trial intervention program for minors caught in possession of alcohol.

The $750, four-month program is intended for first-time offenders who face Minor In Possession charges. The misdemeanor MIP will be expunged once minors complete the steps.

Over the four-month period, offenders will be subject to random drug screenings, have to attend MADD victim impact panel classes, AA meetings, perform 16 hours of community service, substance abuse evaluations, and go to driver improvement school.

The program started Tuesday, and the city's prosecutors office said payment plans can be set up for offenders willing to take the program who cannot pay that amount of cash up front.

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