HS honor student punished for being designated driver

October 15, 2013 / Written By The Five staff
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·         Punished for being sober?  17-year-old high school student is suspended from school and loses title as volleyball captain all because she drove her drunk friend home from a party

FOX NEWS: Student says she was suspended for acting as designated driver

Two weeks ago, a friend of 17-year-old Erin Cox messaged her and said she was too drunk to drive home from a party she was attending in Boxford, CBS Boston reports.

A Massachusetts high school honor student says she was stripped of her role as captain of the volleyball team and suspended for five games for showing up at a party to drive her intoxicated friend home.

Cox drove to the home and snaked through a crowd of teens to find her friend. But shortly afterward, police from Boxford, Georgetown, North Andover and Haverhill arrived to break up the party, arresting a dozen underage drinkers and handing out court summonses to 15 others, including Cox, the Boston Herald reports.

Cox claims she didn’t drink at the party and was cleared by police, who said she was not in any possession of alcohol, according to CBS Boston. But North Andover High School said the senior was in violation of the school’s zero tolerance alcohol and drug use policies.

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