Keep booze off the beach

TWEED police are reminding people that all beaches and most parks are alcohol-free, even on Australia Day.

Tweed Byron crime manager Detective Inspector Shane Diehm said they would have zero tolerance for people caught drinking alcohol in prohibited areas tomorrow.

“We’ve got all available police working and we’ll be concentrating on places people frequent, such as parks and reserves,” Det Insp Diehm said.

“We’re encouraging people if they are going to have a drink to do it in a place they’re allowed to do so and do it responsibly.”

Det Insp Diehm said they would be patrolling from early tomorrow morning.

“Anybody behaving in an unruly manner will be dealt with by us.

“We want people to have a good time but do it in a responsible manner and consider others.”

Det Insp Diehm also reminded people that areas where alcohol was allowed, all other laws applied, including underage drinking and behaviour offences.

NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Alan Clarke added highway patrol officers would be out in force to target drink-driving.

“The message is simple – if you plan to drink, don’t drive,” Asst Commissioner Clarke said.

“Both marked and unmarked police vehicles will be patrolling all major roads and back streets, so if you take the risk and drink-drive, you will be caught.”



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