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An Iowa driving instructor has been accused of giving wine to underage students. Image: leyla.a/Flickr/CC BY

Authorities in Coralville, Iowa, have charged a driving instructor with giving wine to underage students Friday, Aug. 19. It is not the first time Frederick Bindner has been accused on offering alcohol to minors.

Stopped at restaurant

According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, 62-year-old Bindner stopped at an Olive Garden restaurant while he was in the middle of a driving lesson with two teenage girls. One of the girls was 14 and the other was 16. During the course of the meal, he ordered wine and offered some to the girls. The girls accepted the alcohol. When the meal was finished, Bindner had the girls get behind the wheel again and continue the driving lesson.

Bindner, a resident of of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, teaches at the Auto Right Driving School. He is also the owner of the business.

A previous incident

A third underage girl told her father that Bindner had also offered her wine during a driving lesson on June 27. She said that she refused to drink the wine. Her father reported the incident to police. He has told reporters that he wants Bindner’s license to be revoked.

‘A serious misdemeanor’

Bindner has been charged with two counts of providing alcohol to minors, which, according to the University of Northern Iowa’s Substance Abuse Services, is “a serious misdemeanor.”

According to the program’s webpage: “An individual over age 21 who gives, sells or supplies an alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal age commits a serious misdemeanor and is subject to a fine of between $500 and $1500 and may also be sentenced to up to one year of jail time.”

No comment

Bindner, according to the Associated Press, is set to be arraigned on the charges on Sept. 1. He has not returned calls from reporters about the incident.

Sources

Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-drivinginstructor,0,1417980.story
University of Northern Iowa: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/law_and_policy/iowa.html
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/22/driving-teacher-frederick_n_932906.html

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