Police call for commonsense

TWEED police will have a keen eye on all major Melbourne Cup festivities today, including the Tweed River Jockey Club and several licensed venues.

New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has appealed for restraint and clear thinking today.

“By all means have a punt, but don’t gamble with your life tomorrow, the stakes are too high,” Cmdr Scipione said.

“It’s a fun day with a special place in our nation’s culture. But I can guarantee you that good people will become victims of crime and the perpetrators of crime tomorrow because they are too drunk to understand what they are doing.

“It’s about you as a party-goer making sure you plan your afternoon; don’t drink to excess and sort out how you are getting home without exposing yourself to undue risk.”



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