Some teens choose not to drink at all
August 8, 2002
Peer pressure cannot be measured, but in Levi Briese's case, it can be counted. At one high school party, a classmate told Briese, one of the nondrinkers in the popular crowd at Havre, he would pool together $1,000 if Briese would drink a beer.
At another party, a boy offered Briese his ATM card with the same challenge.
"They see me as a nondrinker, and they want to make me a drinker," said Briese, who will be a senior.
Briese is a rare commodity in Hill County. Not only does he not drink, but the multi-sport athlete doesn't even drink pop.
On drinking nights, he dutifully acts as the desig...