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Seven ticketed for underage drinking in Penn Yan; two kids found in car trunk

In Penn Yan, a routine traffic stop on Elm Street early Sunday morning led to an unexpected discovery. Police found seven individuals, all under 21 years old, allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Those ticketed include Aurora Orbaker, 20, from Stanley; Laine Rogers, 19, from Annapolis, Maryland; Anders Axelson, 20, from Freeville; Megahn Johnson, 20, from Phelps; Anthony Manzari, 19, from Elmira; Elianna Wilder, 20, from Victor; and one individual eligible as a youthful offender.

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In a surprising twist, two of the passengers, Axelson and Johnson, were discovered in the trunk of the car, resulting in additional tickets for not wearing seatbelts. This unusual situation underscores the risks associated with underage drinking and the importance of road safety.

The incident serves as a cautionary tale for young individuals about the dangers of alcohol consumption and the need for adherence to traffic laws. The police department continues to emphasize road safety and responsible behavior among all drivers and passengers.