A man known to the internet only as “Reece” highlighted the shocking difference between police procedures in the United States and Australia with one glorious selfie.
After getting so drunk that he basically couldn’t function, Reece had to be taken home. It wasn’t his buddies that made sure he made it home alright and tucked him into bed, it was the local police that found him! If he had been in the USA, he mostly likely would have woken up in a jail cell.The picture eventually reached the Tasmania Police who identified the officers and made a public statement.
Police are always looking for a place of safety for anyone who is affected by alcohol.
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.” Said Senior Sgt. Craig Fox of Northern District.
They are using the picture to remind people to plan ahead if they are going out for a drink by using public transportation or arranging a designated driver. That’s good advice for everyone!