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Prom night has police on high alert for impaired drivers

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With most panhandle high school proms happening tonight, officers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.

The Scottsbluff Police Department reminds prom-goers and their parents to have a safe, sober ride planned for after prom.

The Scottsbluff Police Department prepped for prom season with alcohol compliance checks.

The department caught seven businesses selling alcohol to minors, and five of them did not check ID's.

The sting was the highest number of non-compliant businesses since 2006, when eight local businesses sold to minors.
 
"Folks are entitled to drive the roads, streets and highways of Scotts Bluff County any time of day or night and shouldn't have to be concerned about their safety if they're driving properly," said Lieutenant Jamey Balthazar of the Nebraska State Patrol.
 
Alcohol involved accidents account for 40% of fatalities in Scottsbluff.

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