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March 9, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Talk about it: Mercer Island dad may fight $250 fine for son's party

A Mercer Island man who expects to be the first person cited under a city ordinance holding parents responsible for underage drinking in their homes — even if they are away and unaware — says he may go to court to challenge the citation.

The father, Greg James, said he doesn’t regard the $250 fine as a deterrent, and he thinks the law is unfair, particularly if the young person hasn’t been in trouble before. “Our son has no history of drugs or drinking … he’s generally pretty quiet,” James said.

Read the complete story by Times reporter Jack Broom.

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