COLUMBIA, S.C. - There is a proposal in South Carolina to ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under 18 years old.
Parents of a 16-year-old boy who died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event are working with lawmakers to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else, The State reported.
Those who knowingly violate the law would face a misdemeanor charge and result in at least a $50 fine.
Last year, Davis Cripe died after officials said he consumed too much caffeine and suffered a cardiac event.
His family said he had a latte, Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink within two hours before he died.
Medical experts said energy drinks can have as much caffeine as five cups of coffee.
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