GET THE FACTS: Royal Hotel manager Leah Thornberry, Senior Constable Amber Scott and Constable Amber Belford are getting ready for Drink Rite, to be held on Thursday, November 13.
GET THE FACTS: Royal Hotel manager Leah Thornberry, Senior Constable Amber Scott and Constable Amber Belford are getting ready for Drink Rite, to be held on Thursday, November 13. Amy Lyne

Get the facts on drinking

HAVE you ever had a couple of drinks and then considered driving?

Get the facts on standard drinks, breath-alcohol concentrations and responsible drinking when the Royal Hotel at Gatton hosts a Drink Rite event between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday, November 13.

The Drink Rite event involves a standard drinks presentation and at least six participants who consume alcohol and have the opportunity to be breath-tested by a police officer.

Sergeant Anthony Harm said Drink Rite helps people learn about what constitutes a standard drink, the alcohol content of different drinks and the effects these have on drinkers.

"People have been keen to find out how many standard drinks they are actually pouring when they make themselves a drink, and are generally surprised at the difference in readings for drinkers who are consuming alcohol of varying strengths," Sergeant Harm said.

"Many factors determine the effect alcohol will have on a person at any given time, but the Drink Rite program shows participants how quickly standard drinks can increase their alcohol concentrations.

"During previous Drink Rite events, we have had a positive response from the patrons and have found that most drinkers are keen to monitor their alcohol consumption," Sergeant Harm said.

"We look forward to a big turnout on the night, and hope that everyone will take the opportunity to find out, in a fun way, how much they can responsibly drink."

"The message still is, and always will be, if you are going to drink alcohol, do not drive."

For further information, contact Sergeant Anthony Harm or Senior Constable Amber Scott on 5468 3266.

 

Drink Rite

When: November 13, 5pm to 7pm

Where: Royal Hotel Gatton


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