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North Yorkshire Police Warn Against Getting Drunk This Easter


1:42pm 29th March 2013

North Yorkshire Police is urging the public to enjoy the Easter weekend safely.

Many people will be heading out to pubs, bars and clubs throughout the county to take advantage of the extended weekend and officers are urging people to drink responsibly.

Officers will be on patrol around busy night spots throughout North Yorkshire and the City of York to keep people safe over the bank holiday and will deal robustly with any drunken disorder.

Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Traditionally Easter bank holiday weekend is a busy one, with lots of people taking advantage of an extra day off work by going out and enjoying themselves.

“We don’t have a problem with this at all and we want people to have a good time. What we do have a problem with however is people who take things too far, drink too much and spoil things for other people.

“I am urging people to be responsible, look after each other and have a good time safely and in the right spirit.

“Officers will be out and about to ensure that any disorder is dealt with swiftly. If you do overstep the mark they will take the appropriate action.”

Police are also urging people to make travel arrangements to get home if they are going out this weekend to avoid drink driving.

ACC Spittal added: “Drink driving is a serious offence and as we have said many times before, it costs lives.

“If you are going out this weekend or going to party, please make sure you don’t drive home if you have been drinking.

“Appoint a designated driver, book a taxi, catch the bus or train or arrange a lift. Whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.”

If you would like to report an incident or drink driver, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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