90 Teenagers Breathalyzed for Root Beer

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on March 31st, 2008

I think they’ve finally lost it…

Cops Bust High School Root Beer Kegger

Wausau, WI. Mar 28 (AP) – Cars lining the street. A house full of young people. A keg and drinking games inside. Police thought they had an underage boozing party on their hands.

But though they made dozens of teens take breath tests, none tested positive for alcohol. That’s because the keg contained root beer.

The party was held by a high school student who wanted to show that teens don’t always drink alcohol at their parties.  Dustin Zebro, 18, said he staged the party after friends at D.C. Everest High School got suspended from sports because of pictures showing them drinking from red cups.

Zebro purchased a quarter-barrel of 1919 Classic American Draft Root Beer, and by 10 p.m. Saturday, the scene outside his rural Wausau home had all the makings of a teen drinking party – cars, noise and kids…

Nearly 90 breath tests were done, and officers even searched locked rooms for hiding teens.

I guess the cops taught those kids respect for the law…or something.

(Thanks to Andre Campos.)

  • donleedon

    And there’s more to this story… A statement from one of the cops was that they realized it was root beer being served early on, the reason for such a thorough search was a “sobriety check point” type argument. Just one of those kids could have been drinking before they came to the party and they just had to be sure… The article never did say if permission to enter the home was granted or not. I guess the odor of root beer and kids just having way too much fun to be sober was probable cause enough…

  • standup

    I’m sure the cops were feverishly praying that they would find a kid with alcohol on his breath.
    With St. Jude medals in hand, Praying,”Dear God, give us one, please dear God, just give us ONE.

  • jim

    i guess they didnt find one kid with alcohol in their system?

    thats hard to belive

    however, now that there is egg on the police faces, next week they can have a beer keg, and that police will be afraid to make the same mistake twice.

    better yet, have the rootbeer again, but have the kids spread it around svchool that it will be real beer, so the junior narcs in the school will tell the police, then after the police raid the house a 2nd time, the family can sue the police for harassment and get a restraining order against the police.

    then the rwsal kegger can take place
    with the towns money from the law suit.

    hows that scnerio?

  • standup

    That’s funny stuff. I’d hate to see other kids get the same idea, and have things go south for them at the hands of some real nazi cops.

  • jim

    thats why next time, you have a bunch of people with cell phone video cameras, you get the cops harrassing people on video.

    also maybe set up video cams outside and inside in a few places.

    make sure everyone who attends is 100 percent sober, no alcohol, no pot, no drugs, have 2 kegs of rootbeer, one on the front porch with kids with the red cups, and one in the kitchen, i view of the front door– all rootbeer,

    you set the cops up good, you can sue the town nice

  • koivisto

    I heard about this and wonder why there is no outrage. The thought police need to have proof and should have been stopped before they were allowed to test 90 young people. I guess they are following Bushes 1% doctrine. Could we go to the police station because we heard a rumor that they were drinking? Would they submit to testing? No, you would be jailed almost immediately or worse.

  • http://www.moolollybar.com.au/ Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar

    Seems a bit of an extreme act for root beer.