Did it say the kid was 19? When I was 19, I was enlisted in the Army and roaming the German countryside sampling every kind of alcoholic beverage I could find. My mother had absolutely nothing to do with my transportation, so she couldn't take it from me. Of course, the buck sergeant and warrant officer got tired of picking me up from the various places I found myself the next morning.
On the one hand, I think it's great that she's outlawed alcohol anywhere near the car; On the other hand, I think it's pitiful that the kids mommy is able to sell his car. I mean, he IS a legal adult isn't he? Maybe they'll make one of those Milwaukee's Best Light beer commercials out of him.