There’s a story that goes around my tiny and demented family about my first drinking experience. Apparently I was around three years old and some yahoo had me drink scotch for sheer entertainment. As the story goes, I immediately went out and crashed my Big Wheel and then tried to get three bigger boys to fight me. Ah, is there anything so adorable as a toddler with a buzz?
The following story was sent in by AO. It reminded me of the various things my brother subjected me to when we were kids. He never got me liquored up, anyway. Drunken bastard was too cheap with his stolen hootch to share with his younger sibling. I’m still bitter about it.
Girl’s 14-Year-Old’s Brother Arrested After Incident
AP MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 27) – The girl was unconscious when she was taken to a hospital after her
sister called police Monday night, police spokesman Lt. Greg Reinhardt said. “The child could have easily died,” he said.
She was recovering and had been released to a children’s home by Wednesday morning. The girl’s teenage brother was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child endangerment, Reinhardt said. He said neglect or abuse appeared to have caused the girl’s condition, rather than accidental alcohol poisoning. Police would not release further details on the boy and any court proceedings because he is a juvenile. The girl’s blood alcohol level was 0.12 percent, authorities said. Minnesota law considers drivers drunk when their blood alcohol level Is 0.08 percent.
About one ounce of 40-proof liquor would cause that blood-alcohol level in a 3-year-old child of average weight, about 28 pounds. Kirk Hughes of the Minnesota Poison Control System said one ounce would
be about two mouthfuls for such a child. Reinhardt said police don’t know what kind of hard liquor the girl drank. Reinhardt said the girl’s mother was not home at the time.