Over the last two weeks, Gov. Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts and his wife, Kitty, have attended the proms of five high schools throughout the state delivering a personal message against driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Governor Dukakis, who began the practice last year, was the first of the nation's governors to try the anti-drinking tactic.
During his visit, the Governor told the students that they should enjoy their prom but warned them about the consequences of drinking and driving.
Gerald Indelicato, special assistant to the Governor, said that Mr. Dukakis has a personal interest in the issue of drunk driving as a result of his brother's death in a hit-and-run accident in which police believed alcohol was involved.