All quiet at post-prom parties

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - With hundreds of teens celebrating the end of the school year, the local RCMP didn't run into any problems.

Cumberland RCMP Const. Dal Hutchinson said he was impressed with the way the teens handled themselves Monday night during a few parties following the Amherst Regional High School prom.

"The largest party was in the Fenwick area with over 300 people and it was well contained," said Hutchinson.

In total, the Cumberland RCMP had 16 members working that evening because of the parties.

"We emptied a significant amount of alcohol found at various checkpoints, and all the teens were driven by designated drivers, parents or taxis," he added.

Hutchinson said the outcomes from the parties were all positive ones.

"The young people should be commended for making healthy choices. I don't think we had any impaired (drivers) relating to the parties.

"The teens were very personable, cooperative and well behaved."

He did say there were a few that were unhappy their alcohol was taken from them, however it was a better alternative, said Hutchinson, than the teens being fined for possessing open liquor or even underage drinking.

rtetanish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: RCMP, Amherst Regional High School, Cumberland

Geographic location: AMHERST, Fenwick

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