I believe she drank by choice, but cannot claim the drinks were spiked. Having been to this house many times as a guest, she was drinking with her host on the assumption she was within a secure environment, with a way of getting home later whatever time that may have been. Her choice would certainly have been different had she known she would be ejected at a much earlier point in the evening. I am critical of the facts that a) she was physically put in a cab against her will b) based on the premise she was too drunk to stay there, she was sent to a location where nobody else was present, a circumstance they didn't even enquire
...about. they may just as well have sent her off to a parking lot.
c) given that her decision making capacity was impaired (why else call a taxi for her and place her in it and tell the driver where to go) at no point was anybody informed of what was happening to her or where she was beong taken.
I appreciate the honesty, thats all I can ask. Yes, there is a lesson here - trust no-one - but I suppose thats not a legal matter, more a social one. Agree completely about the age of responsibility, but I still can't get my head around where her will stopped being important to her hosts and theirs took over. Had she known that she was NOT going to be treated like anyone else at the party (i.e. left to sober up, parents, guardians contacted) then her choices would have been informed and in all probability different. When confronted the mother of the boy kept on about her son's broken heart ! She'd already confronted my daughter about this in the time before the cab was arranged ! I can't escape the sense this was intentionally done to cause distress. The getting her into the cab was done by the hosts and their friend - they told me that themselves. Is this genuinely a cul-de-sac ?
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