Whitefish Bay High School girls were cited for possessing alcohol and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Santa Monica Boulevard on Feb. 8.
A Whitefish Bay police officer stopped the vehicle near Montclaire Avenue at 8:27 p.m. Feb. 8 because the vehicle was driving without headlights. While talking to the 16-year-old Whitefish Bay girl behind the wheel, the police officer noticed a bottle of Code Red Mountain Dew containing clear liquid roll out from underneath the driver's seat onto the rear passenger floorboard. The officer smelled the bottle and determined it was grape vodka, which the girl confirmed.
The driver said neither she nor her passenger, a high school classmate, had consumed the vodka that night. A breath test conducted by the officer confirmed the girls had not been drinking.
The officer searched the girl's vehicle, with her consent, and found a purse in the glove compartment containing a glass pipe and a small bag of marijuana. The driver of the vehicle said the purse belonged to a friend of hers.
Using a Walgreen's rewards card, Whitefish Bay police were able to track the owner of the purse: a 15-year-old Whitefish Bay girl. The girl told police the pipe belonged to her, but she did not know who the marijuana belonged to or how it got in her purse. She was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
The 16-year-old girl driving the vehicle on Santa Monica was cited for underage possession of alcohol and operating without headlights.