Underaged partying prom-goers stopped in disco-rigged “chiva”

chiva3EXCLUSIVE: Dozens of underaged high-schoolers were partying in a converted school bus rigged with bars, a dance floor and a fog machine when police pulled them over on a North Jersey highway following an after-prom party in Manhattan.

Some of the nearly 50 Morristown High School students were throwing cups and bottles out the windows of the brightly painted bus, making drivers swerve, when a Bergen County Police officer spotted the overcrowded vehicle on Route 3 before dawn Friday, authorities said.

It wasn’t your usual party “limbusine,” however. Styled after the diesel trucks converted into buses that are commonly used as rural transports in Colombia, it’s known as a chiva. Several Colombians brought the concept to the U.S. in the mid-90s and it quickly became part of the social scene in the outer boroughs.

Chivas often are used for bachelorette parties and to shuttle club-goers — including celebrities. Keep reading→

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