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Cops Finally Catch Under-Age Drinker

Here's another Hucks Online favorite from the latest Downtown Coeur d'Alene Bar Report (Aug. 18-Sept. 6): Seems a 20YO female has been using a fake name and ID for some time to buy hootch at Downtown Coeur d'Alene bars. Her scheme came to a screeching halt around 12:09 a.m. Saturday when police stopped her for violating the open-container law. The schemer had been meeting up with her mother at the bars and was well known at various watering holes. When confronted, she initially lied to officers but when cornered, admitted her real name and age. Later, her mother contacted officers to chew them out for arresting her daughter. Bottom line: "Both the mother and daughter were 86’d from the Iron Horse." Again, latest Bar Report.

Question: What kind of mother would encourage her daughter's underage drinking?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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