The police can be a lot of help sometimes as Australian student Reece Park found out recently. He went out on the town in Launceston, Tasmania, and ended up having a few cold ones with the boys.
Police had to be called after things got out of hand when Reece climbed into a taxi. Constables Natalie Siggins and Jeremy Blyth showed up on the scene. Tasmania Police described what happened next in a Facebook post.
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. 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.
Senior Sgt Craig Fox, of Tasmania’s Northern District, reminded people of the importance of planning ahead for nights out, and sticking together and looking out for each other.
Make a plan about how you will get home before you have a drink. Then there’s no risk to you, your family, friends or others on the road. People should stick together and look out for one another when going out, or when heading home.
Some solid advice we could all take on board. Waking up, not knowing how you got home and hoping you still have friends is up there with one of the worst feelings. As you piece together the night based on text and images on your phone the fear sets in. This Australian student must have been relieved to see he was in safe hands.
Fair play to Constables Natalie Siggins and Jeremy Blyth, we applaud you.