Twenty-five states are asking beverage
maker MillerCoors LLC to abandon plans for a new caffeine-infused
alcoholic energy drink.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the Sparks
Red drink is a "recipe for disaster" because adding caffeine to
alcoholic beverages reduces drinkers' sense of intoxication.
Blumenthal and the other attorneys general say young drinkers
are especially vulnerable because of their limited judgment and
risky behaviors in driving and other activities.
A MillerCoors spokesman didn't return messages seeking comment.
Last week the Center for Science in the Public Interest said it
sued MillerCoors to stop the brewer from selling Sparks, saying
it's going after teenagers with the drink.