KNOCKING back shots, gulping down wine and enjoying pints of beer on a night out could leave you with more than a headache in the morning, warn police in a shocking new video.
Cheshire Constabulary has launched a video highlighting the dangers of binge drinking before and during a night out to try to stop people ending up vulnerable or hospitalised after a night out.
Called the ‘Right Way/Wrong Way’, it has been released as part of the Good, Bad and Ugly summer alcohol campaign, contrasts three friends enjoying a night out with a meal and drinks, against another group of girls who drink while getting ready then continue with shots and wine once they reach city bars, pubs and clubs.
During the video the second group are shown knocking back shots before being turned away from bars for being too rowdy, showing that just because you drink before you go out it does not mean your evening will last longer.
It also emphasises the fact if you pass out from alcohol you are more likely to be attacked or sexually assaulted.
National statistics show that:
Each year 3,000 people are killed or seriously injured in drink-drive collisions.
44% of violent crime involve someone who has been drinking.
The UK has one of the highest rates of binge drinking in Europe.
Assistant Chief Constable Janette McCormick said: “After six units reaction times become slower and your judgment may decrease.
“We are simply telling people ‘don’t be another statistic by letting alcohol ruin your night’.”