( Nice to know they like to have a good time,
I'll bet they are happy to be back in Germany
where the drinking age is something like 0. )
DaimlerChrysler exec's wife fined over teenage beer party
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Gisela Zetsche, the wife of incoming
DaimlerChrysler AG Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche, was fined $500 and
ordered to pay $2,500 in court costs Wednesday for her role in hosting
a party at which more than 20 underage drinkers were ticketed.
According to a police report, officers in the Detroit suburb received
complaints shortly before midnight June 18 of noise, drinking and
people throwing things at passing vehicles at the Zetsche home. Police
found two beer kegs, beer bottles, an open bottle of margarita mix and
half a dozen empty liquor bottles, the report said.
Also according to the report, Gisela Zetsche said she bought beer for
the 19th birthday party of a young man who was living with the family
for the summer. The legal drinking age is 21.
She pleaded no contest on Aug. 24 to a township ordinance violation.
Her plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for
District Court Judge Kimberly Small chastised Zetsche, saying her
irresponsible behavior sent "a pathetic message" to young people.
"It was wrong. It was profoundly wrong. It was illegal. And it was
downright dangerous," Small said.