Lifeline Law credited with saving South Bend woman’s life

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Indiana’s lifeline law is being credited with saving a South Bend woman’s life.

Two minors who had been drinking will not be arrested after seeking assistance for a severely intoxicated 22-year-old.

Excise Police contacted emergency responders before releasing the minors at the scene.

Indiana’s Lifeline law provides immunity for certain alcohol-related offenses for anyone who calls for medical assistance for someone else. The caller must remain on the scene and cooperate with authorities.

Police are continuing to educate minors about the law, especially after the death of Rachael Fiege. Fiege, 19, died from injuries she sustained in a fall at a party near IU’s Bloomington campus.

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