BOONE, Iowa—Heading into the month of April means we are moving into prom season and with that, high school graduations. Boone County Deputy Sheriff Brian Pontius on KWBG Thursday morning said the Sheriff’s Department and he’s sure the local Police Departments in Boone, Madrid and Ogden all support that after prom parties. Pontius says it doesn’t mean an easy night for law enforcement, but it does take away some of the pressure. He also reminds parents and guardians that Boone County and more than two dozen other counties have adopted their own ordinance to deal with hosting parties. He was one of the people that provided testimony to legislators as they consider a state wide law dealing with hosting, but in the mean time, the Boone County Ordinance is in place and has been used by the sheriff’s department and other agencies.
Pontius also said that everyone seems to be very busy with very active lives and it’s easy to become distracted while driving. He said a lot of attention has been given to texting and talking on the phone while driving, and it’s important to try and avoid those distractions. But he also says people just need to pay more attention when they get behind the wheel. By the way, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
The program with Pontius is available on line here.