By Stephanie F. Brown and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Cobb County, Georgia police arrested a stepmother who provided alcohol to four teenagers at her home. One of the teenagers was killed later that night in an automobile accident when the car he was driving crossed the center line and collided with another car. Garrett Reed, a junior at Harrison High School, was killed in the accident in which Cobb County police believe alcohol and speed were contributing causes.
While the stepmother has been criminally charged with reckless conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor, she cannot be held civilly liable under Georgia’s Dram Shop law for the minor’s death. See an earlier blog article posted on January 27, 2009 for more information about Georgia’s Dram Shop law. To read more about this Stepmother’s arrest, read the article at the Atlanta Journal Constitution – Stepmother Arrested For Providing Alcohol to Teenagers.