States Rail Against Caffeine-Alcohol Drink Combo

Law360, New York (September 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Twenty-five states are demanding that beverage maker MillerCoors LLC drop plans to launch a new alcoholic energy drink in October, calling the caffeine and alcohol mix a "recipe for disaster."

On Monday, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, flanked by officials from 24 other states, decried the Sparks Red drink in a letter to MillerCoors CEO Leo Kiely.

"Sparks Red will combine caffeine with even higher levels of alcohol — creating wide-awake, energized drunks,” the letter stated. “Alcoholic energy drinks like Sparks Red create an illusion of...
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