Underage Drinkers Put on Ice


Unexpected consequence of teen drinking: freezing to death.

Police who busted a Fort Lee, N.J., house party over the weekend forgot a van full of suspects—some of them teens—for more than 12 hours, leaving them locked up and parked outside in the freezing cold.

Officials only realized what had happened after a passerby heard screams and banging from the police van, NBC New York has learned.

Police had raided the house party at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday because of noise complaints from neighbors, according to Fort Lee borough attorney Lee Cohen.

Temps on Saturday morning were in the 20s and 30s.