Indiana University teen's death encourage 'Lifeline Law' revisit

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WHAS11) – The death of an Indiana University teenager is prompting new efforts to encourage young people to get help for those who’ve had too much to drink.

19-year-old Rachael Fiege died last Saturday after she fell down a basement staircase during a party.

Her friends told police they monitored her overnight but no one called for help until almost 6 hours later.

This, despite Indiana’s year-old Lifeline Law, grants amnesty to those who call 911 even if they’re underage drinkers themselves.

One local parent says she thinks knowledge about this law would have encouraged Fiege’s friends to come forward.

One major liquor chain, Big Red Liquors, is partnering with an Indiana senator. It’s handling out flyers to customers in order to spread awareness.
 

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