Indiana “Lifeline Law” Provides Immunity for College Students Calling 911

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana college students headed to campus are being reminded of a law that helps to remove barriers that may otherwise prevent a person from calling to report a crime or seeking medical assistance for someone who is intoxicated. Leslie Fasone with Indiana University says the state's Lifeline law provides immunity for the caller if they happen to be publicly intoxicated and/or a minor:

If they call '911' for somebody who has experienced a drug overdose, alcohol overdose or for any other crime-related incident including sexual assault, they will not get in trouble if they call, and if they stay to help.”

To receive immunity, the reporting person is expected to stay on the scene until help arrives, cooperate with authorities and provide their name and other relevant information.