Date PostedFebruary 19, 2013

Responsible Service of Alcohol Update: 40 People Arrested in Sydney over the Weekend

More than 40 people were arrested over the weekend during a police operation, dubbed Operation Rushmore 4. The operation was the latest round of investigations which involved stamping out alcohol fuelled violence and misconduct in Sydney’s entertainment districts.

The operation involved 260 officers who patrolled the streets and licenced venues to crack down on binge drinking and the many negative consequences it has on the areas. Police say patrons have a right to go out and have fun but shouldn’t overdo it and endanger the lives of others who are also just out to have fun.

The operation was focused around the entertainment precincts at The Rocks, George Street, Oxford Street and Kings Cross and ran from Friday night to Sunday night. Police patrolled licenced premises, surrounding streets as well as Sydney’s waterways.

The operation resulted in 46 arrests and 54 charges being laid. Police also discovered a number of minors loitering on the streets and excessively drinking, these youth were escorted home, the youngest one being 13 years old.

Police have promised to continue the successful operation in entertainment areas across Sydney in order to get alcohol fuelled violence under control.

Watch this video from MSN about the Operation Rushmore 4:

Video: Operation Rushmore: 43 arrested


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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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