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Cops to ticket students' unusual rides to prom

By Associated Press

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Forget about arriving at the prom in a backhoe. And she may think the tractor is sexy, but leave the John Deere back on the farm.

That's what police in the Mohawk Valley city of Johnstown are telling students at Johnstown High School, where teenagers have a tradition of arriving at the prom in the most outlandish vehicle possible.

Some students in the rural district west of Albany have made grand entrances in the bucket of a backhoe, on a farm tractor or sitting on lawn chairs in the back of a rental truck. But police say using those types vehicles can be considered reckless driving.

Police tell the Daily Gazette of Schenectady that they'll issue traffic tickets to anyone arriving at Saturday night's prom in unauthorized vehicles.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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