York Co. deputies to increase patrol for prom; traffic heavy Saturday at Glencairn Gardens

The HeraldApril 25, 2014 

Students going to prom from Rock Hill schools gathered at Glencairn Garden for a pre-prom tradition of taking pictures in the park on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

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— Deputies are preparing to step up patrol this weekend as many York County high schools celebrate prom.

The York County Sheriff's Office says deputies will increase their presence Saturday, especially around hotels and stores that sell alcohol.

In a press release, the sheriff's office suggests getting a limousine service or responsible adult to drive students to and from their prom. From 2000 to 2009, more than 58,000 people aged 15–20 were killed in traffic crashes.

"Prom night is an exciting night, and teens could very easily get distracted behind the wheel of a car," the release states.

Additionally, the Rock Hill Police Department is expecting heavy traffic around Glencairn Garden, where groups of students gather for pictures in the park before prom.

Edgemont and Crest streets will be one way off Charlotte Avenue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Piedmont Street will be two way. Two Rock Hill Police officers will be on location directing traffic and helping drivers.

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