HIGHLAND VILLAGE (CBSDFW.COM) – Twenty students from Marcus High School ended their prom night on the side of the road after police pulled over their party bus.
“We had no idea what was going on until a different cop showed up and told us he did not have a bus license,” said student Josh Ringsdorf.
Police originally stopped the bus from A2Z Limos for not having marking lights, then found the driver didn’t have a valid driver’s license.
A manager from the limo company told CBS 11 News that a shop worker ended up driving the teens that night, not one of his usual drivers.
“The rules were broken in my office, as far as dispatching the car and stuff like that — I’ll take my actions to my staff,” he said.
The manager has refused to provide parents with a refund because he alleges the teens brought alcohol onto the bus.
If so, that’s a violation of their contract. But police said they didn’t find alcohol on the bus. For most parents, allegations made about drinking are their biggest issue – not obtaining the $1800 refund.
“There are zero tolerance rules about participating in those types of behavior. A bunch of good kids, that if they were to do any of those things, they would get kicked out of their club, that would be devastating to them,” said parent Rick Hopper.
The teens were on the side of the road about ten minutes Saturday night before one of their parents picked them up.
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