Police in full force across Fraser Coast for Melbourne Cup

MARYBOROUGH police are urging community members to drink responsibly and be mindful of their actions during Melbourne Cup celebrations.

Acting Senior Sergeant Farlow of Maryborough police station would like to remind everyone to monitor their alcohol consumption and to drink responsibly.

Drinking in a public place is against the law in Queensland, and police will fine people who are drinking outside of licenced areas.

Police will also be targeting underage drinking and drink driving offences.

"Adults who purchase drinks for people under the age of 18 can face costly fines, and the underage drinkers themselves can also be issued with liquor infringement notices," said Acting Senior Sergeant Farlow.

"Road safety is one of the many pre-planned policing strategies for this Melbourne Cup Day. We are asking motorists to take extra care on our roads.

"There will be an increased police presence on all major roads and arterial roads with the focus on the fatal five of speeding, drink driving, fatigue, seatbelts and driver distraction."

By remembering the fatal five and taking care of yourselves and each other while out and about this Melbourne Cup, we hope that everyone has an enjoyable day.

Remember - the only sure thing is that you will be caught if you drink and drive.

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