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Underage Drinking on Party Bus Yields Nearly 100 Arrests

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on May 10, 2011

Officers from the Clovis Police Department are investigating more than 100 Buchanan High School students for underage drinking after receiving a call from a bus driver who reported seeing dozens of drunken students hanging around an intersection. Police received the call around midnight on the morning of May 1. When they responded, they found the intoxicated students hanging around outside an In-N-Out Burger restaurant. Officers said the students had smuggled alcohol onto two party buses that had transported the groups to their prom at local hotspot Holland Park West.

One party bus driver said that he noticed that many of the students were intoxicated when he honored their request to stop at the restaurant.

“Some boys snuck in alcohol inside water bottles and hid them in their pants and we couldn’t search there,” bus driver Charlie Roberts said.

Clovis Police Sergeant Jim Koch said that some of the students were quite inebriated.

“We made contact with the juveniles and determined the majority had been consuming alcohol. It appears they smuggled alcohol in the bus. Some were unable to stand and had to be assisted,” he said.

After questioning, the students were turned over to the police probation team, and their parents were called to come and pick them up. Charges are expected pending the results of the investigation, and Buchanan High School is conducting an investigation into the incident.

If you’re thinking of renting a Bay Area party bus to take you and your friends to this year’s prom, it’s a very good idea for several reasons. However, smuggling alcohol aboard the party bus and getting drunk is a terrible idea for many more reasons. Here at NLS Limo, we take our responsibilities to our prom guests and their parents very seriously, and we want everyone to have a wonderful time. We take a zero-tolerance approach to underage drinking on our San Francisco party buses, limousines and all of the other luxury vehicles in our fleet. If one of our chauffeurs finds an underage guest drinking or engaging in any other illegal activities, he will terminate the rental and return all passengers to the locations where they were picked up. We’re serious about letting our guests have a good time, but we’re also serious about enforcing this policy. If you want to rent a Bay Area prom limo or party bus from a limousine service that makes your safety a priority, please call us today at 1-800-339-8936. We hope everyone has a fun and safe prom this year!

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