You'll note down the page that his dad is whining. To Dennis, it "appears to be a disproportionate penalty for a college student." Well, for a college student with a clean record, you might be right. But your boy fucked up big, pal, and he's lucky he didn't kill anybody. He doesn't get leeway in judgement anymore, not where alcohol is concerned.
If I were really an asshole, I'd drop a box of kleenex by their house.