Mom accused of daring teens to chug vodka

April 1, 2009 10:32:05 AM PDT
A mother is accused of providing alcohol to young teens at a party in Missouri and offering $10 to whomever could chug a glass of vodka the fastest.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Two girls were hospitalized.

Authorities in Kansas City say 43-year-old Karen Christine Downs and 25-year-old Kelsee Guest face felony child-endangerment charges alleging they provided liquor and beer to six 13- and 14-year-olds at a February birthday party for Downs' daughter.

The Platte County prosecutor's office said neither woman had a lawyer to speak for them as of Tuesday.

Authorities say girls at the party told officers Downs offered them shots and told them not to tell their parents.

While Downs allegedly offered money to the faster drinker, Guest is accused of pouring vodka shots.

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