The dangers of alcohol use

It is refreshing to see a politician admit his mistakes, take full responsibility for them and ask for forgiveness ("Dwyer admits to drinking in boating accident," Aug. 24).

As they return to school this month, may our youth learn from the events of this past week — the teenagers who died in the Ellicott City train derailment and Del. Donald H. Dwyer's boating accident — that alcohol use compromises one's judgment.

Benedict Frederick Jr., Pasadena

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