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Delaware Lawmakers Could Decriminalize Underage Alcohol Consumption, Possession

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Shown is the alcohol seized in Tuesday's bust. (Photo: WBOC) Shown is the alcohol seized in Tuesday's bust. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del.- Delaware lawmakers could vote to decriminalize simple underage possession or consumption of alcohol.

A bill approved on Thursday by the Senate would make underage drinking a civil offense.

Under the measure, minors under age 21 caught with alcohol or found under the influence would get their driver’s license suspended or face a fine.

Those with driver’s license would lose it for 30 days on the first offense and between 90 and 180 days for subsequent offenses.

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