Duxbury is changing the way it polices and prosecutes underage drinking.

On Saturday, Town Meeting voters approved fining underage drinkers instead of sending them to court. The measure received overwhelming support, passing 181-to-9.

First-time offenders will face a $150 fine, and repeat offenders will be fined $300.

Duxbury Police CHief Matthew Clancy says now everyone will face at least some consequence. Parents will still be contact, and in aggravating circumstances an arrest is still an option.

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