Safe A Life. Call 911.
Purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol is illegal for those under the minimum legal drinking age of 21.
New Jersey’s 911 Lifeline Legislation provides immunity from prosecution to an underage person during an alcohol related emergency. The person calling and the underage person receiving medical assistance is immune from prosecution. This immunity applies to public and private property.
New Jersey’s 911 Lifeline Legislation provides immunity from prosecution when the steps below are followed:
- Call for Help. An underage person calls 911 and reports that another underage person is in need of medical assistance due to alcohol consumption. The underage person is the first person is the first person to make the 911 report.
- Stay with your Friend. The underage person (and, if applicable, one or two others acting in concert with the underage person who made the 911 call) remains on the scene with the underage person in need of medical assistance.
- Talk with Authorities. The underage person who called 911 and, if applicable, one or two others acting in concert with the caller, provide each of their names to the 911 operator and cooperate with medical assistance and law enforcement personnel on the scene.
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning
Know the signs of alcohol poisoning and drug overdose. Call 911 for assistance and immediate treatment.
- Passing out, semi-conscious
- Cold, pale or bluish skin
- Slow or irregular breathing