My reaction to the online article “Underage man charged with DUI after crash” is one of outright confusion with a small side of anger. I want to start by saying that it astounds me that underage drinking is such a considerable problem. According to Todd Zwillich, author of the WebMd article “Teens’ Drinking Habits Tough to Swallow,” “about 11 million adolescents and young adults between ages 12 and 20 are ‘current drinkers,’ having consumed alcohol within the past month.” That kind of number is absolutely shocking to me. I just can’t wrap my head around the reason why so many young people see the need to break the law. I, as a young person, have certainly been around this sort of activity, and in my experience it isn’t hard to not drink. But beyond that, if one is going to drink while underage, (as our driver in this article, Benjamin A. Hill, did) why in the world would one lack enough common sense to go out and drive under the influence? Beyond that, why would one try to avoid the consequences by lying to a police officer? Do you really think they can’t already tell you’re intoxicated? I just can’t find any justifiable reason to behave in this sort of manner.