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New Jersey Teens Escorted to Prom in State Trooper Car



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    Trooper Jones shaking hands with one of the boys after arriving safely to prom.

    An accident on the road to prom could have spelled disaster for two New Jersey high school seniors, but the two troopers who responded to the scene stepped in to get the boys to the dance in time. 

    Edward Fengya and Reno D’Agostini, students at MATES-Ocean County Vocational Technical School, were headed to prom in a car borrowed from Fengya's mom on Friday, May 6 when they got into an accident, according to New Jersey State Police. The car careened off the Garden State Parkway, hit a utility pole and became disabled.

    Troopers Chris Jones and Charles Garrison responded to the crash, along with Fegya’s mom. The teens were a bit shaken up, according to the troopers, but neither was injured. 

    But they still needed to find a way to get to prom. 

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    Jones stepped up and offered to take the teens to prom in their trooper car. 

    After pulling up to the yacht club on Long Beach Island, Jones walked up to the door with Fengya and D'Agostini and jokingly asked the chaperone, "Hey, do these two belong to you?"

    Jones shook the teens’ hands, and the students entered the prom safely and with a new experience to talk about.

    New Jersey State Police said the boys' mothers were "quite impressed" with the troopers, and added, "So are we." 

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