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A couple raising a glass to the New Year in a public place on the Gold Coast face fines of $130 in under a police crackdown.
A couple raising a glass to the New Year in a public place on the Gold Coast face fines of $130 in under a police crackdown.

By JADE BILOWOL

SENSIBLE adults ushering in the New Year with a celebratory glass of champagne or stubbie at Gold Coast parks and beaches face the full force of the law.

In an upset to a family tradition, police have pledged to mount a New Year's blitz with a zero-tolerance approach on drinking in public places.

Superintendent Gold Coast District Officer Brett Pointing said police had to enforce the law equally, with adults facing a $65 fine each if nabbed drinking in a public space.

"The law is the law and everyone must be equal before it," Superintendent Pointing said.

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