Police urge common sense
Saturday, 24th February, 2018
By Myles Burt
Broken Hill Police Inspector Yvette Smith has reminded residents to plan ahead when attending major events in the coming months.
A massive event is on this weekend - the Silverton Sunsets Music Festival - and the next major event will be the St Pat’s Race meeting in March.
Insp. Smith encouraged those attending licensed premises to not allow themselves or their friends to get drunk or quarrelsome.
“If you are asked to leave, do so, or you could be issued a $500 fine by police,” she said.
“Those celebrating around people under 18, are not to supply them with any form of alcohol as they could be fined $1100.”
Insp. Smith said people who drink should not drive, and they should ensure they have a “Plan B”.
“If someone feels alcohol is a problem, they are recommended to contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service, a 24 hour confidential telephone service on 1800 422 599,” she said.
Insp. Smith said if locals decide to gamble, she asks for them to do it within their means.
“If someone feels gambling is a problem and they need help, they are to please call the Gambling Hotline on 1800 858 858.”