Prom program reduces drinking and driving

MILWAUKEE -- At Whitnall High School the ticket to enter prom is a clean breathalyzer. Any students who show up with alcohol on their breath is turned away.

The program started six years ago, and since then the growing alcohol problem is now non existent, according to the school's principal.

Ten percent of the students who show up to prom are picked at random for the breathalyzer. If a student does have any alcohol content in their blood, they can have their license revoked and have underage drinking on their record.

All parents do have to sign off on their students being tested before they go to prom.




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