WHITE PLAINS – Police say four teens were recently hospitalized in White Plains with alcohol poisoning after they drank a beverage that looks like an energy drink.
According to police, the teens drank Four Loko. One can of the drink contains 12 percent alcohol, caffeine and sugar. The malt liquor beverage is sold in most stores. Police say due to that combination, teens are getting violently ill.
“They call it Coke in a Can, it’s a dangerous game,” White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong says. “What they’re doing is they’re chugging it.”
Chong warns store owners that they will be penalized if they do not ID people buying Four Loko, or any other alcoholic beverage.