Police urge teen safety this prom weekend; Extra officers on patrol

IEMS-DPS_DrinkingDrivingPoster_male_finalProm and prom events for several Franklin-area schools is right around the corner. A milestone for most, proms turn tragic for others. In an effort to keep Franklin streets safe, extra officers will be on patrol this weekend.

“We will be out in force, and vigilant – with a zero-tolerance approach to underage drinking and impaired driving,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Anyone who puts themselves or others at risk because of irresponsibility will be arrested.”

Parents are warned that allowing children to drink at home parties is illegal. Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor is a Class-A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Anyone wishing to report a teen drinking party in Franklin can do it anonymously, by texting 615FPD and the tip to 847411.

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