WEST ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County authorities are empowering parents to help keep their teens safe this prom season.
Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco handed out free alcohol testing kits at West Islip High School on Tuesday.
The kits, which are part of the Sheriff’s “Test, Don’t Guess” initiative, are quick and easy to use.
“You rip open the package and you swab the inside cheek of their mouth and you get an instantaneous result whether or not they’ve been consuming alcohol,” DeMarco said.
DeMarco said the kit is simply another tool that parents can use to open up the dialog about the dangers of drinking and driving as summer approaches.