At this time of year - we go from one public holiday to the next and now we go from New Years Day to Australia Day.
There would be a lot of people out there that would not shy away from having a nice cold beer or whipping up a nice refreshing cocktail for their day off.
People just need to make sure that they drink responsibly.
You need to make sure that you respect any zone which are listed as an Alcohol Free or Alcohol Prohibited Zones.
Know your limits in regard to alcohol consumption.
Last thing you want is to having to ditch your friends because someone else has made a decision for you, to leave a premises or public area earlier.
Some people out may argue that there is no law about being intoxicated in public.
You must understand that there is a law for police to move you on from public areas if under the influence of alcohol under the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002.
This means any public area. So, wandering off around the corner will not help your situation.
This may earn yourself a penalty infringement notice for 'Continue intoxicated behaviour after move on direction'. This will knock you back for $1100 and may make a dent in the old beer allowance.
Also take into account your limits if you find yourself enjoying a bevvie at a local establishment.
If staff, security or Police find may eject of have your refused entry to the licensed premises due to your intoxication, violent behaviour, being quarrelsome or disorderly. The right decision after this for the individual would be to call it a night.
If you refused to leave, remain in the vicinity, or try to re-enter the premises or vicinity, you may be leaving with a fine that sets you back $500.
So, make sure if you are going to enjoy the day out, look after yourself and your mates.
As always, in case of emergency, call (000)
Non-Emergencies contact Police Assistance Line on 131444 or your local Police Station.
To provide anonymous information call crime stoppers on 1800 333 000
Domestic and Family Violence Info visit www.police.nsw.gov.au
Don't forget. Cops are tops.
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