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65 detained in alcohol-fueled desert party

65 detained in alcohol-fueled desert party

CREATED Apr 18, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

DEWEY, Ariz. (AP) - Yavapai County sheriff's deputies say they detained 65 students after an alcohol-fueled after prom party in a remote area west of Dewey.
Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says deputies were called after a young man was found lying in the middle of Iron King Road early Sunday and several fights were reported.
Arriving deputies found a very large after-prom party was being attended by more than 150 people. Some ran into the desert or tried to drive away when deputies, Prescott and state police began arriving.
Officers detained 65 people between 15 and 21 years old. They cited 34 for underage drinking and held those under 18 until an adult arrived to pick them up.
The party had been planned far in advance and involved students from most area high schools.

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