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Drinking age raised to 21 on Guam

The drinking age on Guam was raised Thursday to 21 years.

Acting Guam Gov. Michael Cruz signed new legislation that raises the drinking age from 18 to 21 and places a ban on liquor sales between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

The U.S. Air Force quickly complied with the new law, establishing the same restrictions on its on-base clubs. The Navy already had the higher drinking age.

The new law was the result of public outcry following the December 2006 traffic death of a bicyclist who was struck by a car driven by a 20-year-old sailor who was later sentenced to 12 years in prison on a conviction of vehicular manslaughter.

 

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