Tasmania Police officers who helped a drunk man home after a night out have issued a warning for party-goers to plan their night before indulging.
The police were contacted by a local taxi company who asked help from the police in getting the man home.
Northern district senior sergeant Craig Fox said police did not normally drive people home who were suffering the effects of alcohol but were called to a recent incident by a local taxi company.
“On this occasion, police were contacted by a taxi company for assistance in getting the man home. When police arrived, they found out his address, took the man home and waited for a friend to arrive to look after him,” he said.
“Because he was a bit worse for wear, our officers took the opportunity to record the moment with a selfie in the likely event he could not remember how he got home.”
Snr Sgt Fox said it was a reminder for all party-goers to make sure they have a plan in place before heading on a night out.
“Make a plan about how to you will get home before you have a drink. Then there’s no risk to you, your family, friends or others on the road,” Snr Sgt Fox said.
“Consideration should also be given to arranging alternative accommodation for the night, at either a friend’s house or hotel/motel to ensure your safety. People should stick together and look out for one another when going out, or when heading home.”