Q: Summer is just starting and my teenage son has started acting out and getting into some trouble lately. Is there a way I can send him to Camp Summit Boot Camp for the summer?
A: Actually, no, you cannot. Camp Summit, located on Johnson Road, is a military-style boot camp operated by the Indiana Department of Corrections. This facility offers a six-and-a-half-month program designed for juvenile males from throughout Indiana that have been adjudicated "delinquent" by an Indiana Court, having committed various crimes.
Unfortunately for parents of struggling teens, wanting to change an attitude or help with an addiction requires more than just an outside agency. It also requires the teen wanting a change. There are numerous agencies that can assist parents. TeenBootCamps.com provides information to parents of struggling teens about options including specialty boarding schools, residential treatment centers, drug treatment centers and, of course, boot camps.
Q: My buddy just got a new motorcycle and he mounted his motorcycle license plate sideways on the lower frame on his motorcycle. Is this legal? It sure looks cool.
A: Sorry, It is not legal. Indiana Code 9-18-2-26(1) states that a motorcycle license plate shall be on the rear, securely mounted in a horizontal position, clearly visible, free from obstruction, and at least 12 inches from the ground measuring from the bottom of the plate.
Q: My friend and I have been arguing over our CDL licenses. We know that it is a lower legal limit for drunk driving, but my friend says that this only counts when you are driving a work vehicle and not your personal one. I disagree. Who's right?
A: Having a CDL is a serious responsibility with safety being at the forefront. This is why the punishment for a safety violation is so severe. Anyone with a CDL, no matter what vehicle they drive — either work or personal — are considered to be legally intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .04 percent, half of the legal limit under a normal Indiana Operator's License.
The first offense of DUI, you lose your license for one year. On your second conviction, you lose your license for life.
Q: What types of weapons do policemen have to carry with them?
A: All officers either in uniform or plain clothes all carry their issued Glock 9mm handgun. Uniformed officers may also carry two or more intermediate weapons, such as a knife, oleoresin capsicum (pepper spray), an impact weapon such as an expandable baton or a Taser.
In last column's riddle, sponsored by Michigan City Christian Church SAM'S Ministry, it turns out that it must have been too hard of a riddle. No one got the right answer, but there were a lot of good guesses. The answer to the riddle of, "What advice did the mother give her two sons who needed to race to La Crosse, but their horse would have to come in second to win?" She, of course, told them to "Switch horses"!
Let's try this again! The sponsor for this week's riddle is Michigan City Christian Church SAM'S Ministry. The winner receives a $30 gas card.
It was 6 a.m. Tuesday when I witnessed a murder in my front yard. I saw black birds everywhere as a red vehicle sped off, almost hitting the parked cars. My neighbor saw this and called the police and I just went to work. The best detectives in the world couldn't find a body. Why not?
The 12th correct answer by phone or email at exactly 1 p.m. today wins.
To answer a question or ask one, contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski at 873-1461, ext. 333, or e-mail email@example.com.