Prom season continues this weekend at Alton High, Marquette and East Alton / Wood River, and the law enforcement community wants to make sure it's a safe one.  Police agencies have been known to step up their presence on area roads to make sure unsafe driving practices are stopped or deterred. 

Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna tells The Big Z while some teens may be tempted to consume alcohol on prom night, she advises against it.

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She says most schools are offering after-prom events where the kids are locked in, and have plenty of activities to stay busy without being on the roads or around alcohol.


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