The person that invented beer and spirits must have been drunk at the time, and I wonder if he or she ever realised what a problem for society intoxicating liquor has become.
Most of us can get together and have a drink with friends before going home with the wobbly boots and wearing the beer goggles.
However there is always the few that wreck it for the many people who drink and become so affected by alcohol that they either hurt themselves, hurt other people and or damage property.
This is not what the community wants or needs and it is certainly not what police and other community stakeholders want either.
Alcohol related offences occur on a daily basis in our community.
Assaults, malicious damage and general street offences occur as a direct result of persons consuming intoxicating liquor.
What can be done about it?
Police cannot issue a penalty notice to adults for drinking alcohol in an alcohol free zone/prohibited area, it is not an offence.
However, your alcoholic beverages can be seized and forfeited to the crown.
Imagine having your best bottle of Moet being poured down the drain.
It hurts to think about it.
"Oh the humanity".
Playing up in a public place may potentially cost you a trip to the Nowra Local Court.
We all live in this community.
Let's try and make our community a safer and better place to live by not drinking a skin full every time we go out.
Observe the alcohol free zone/prohibited areas.
All you good people out there and there are lots, if you see anyone consuming intoxicating liquor in the alcohol free/prohibited areas, being antisocial or well intoxicated, please contact the police.
Remember you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police or ringing Crime Stoppers. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget, cops are tops.
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