Police bring drunk Tasmanian man home, take selfies on his phone

Two Tasmanian police officers who took a drunk man home in Launceston made sure he knew how he got home safely, by leaving a selfie on his phone, taken in his bedroom.

"In the U.S., you can and most often are taken to something they call the drunk tank which is a jail cell for the night while you sober up", wrote another.

Party goer Reece Park had no idea how he managed to get home after a "black out" night, until he checked his phone the following morning.

Const. Siggins said the pair had found Mr Park in the back of a taxi, not making a great deal of sense.

"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", Fox said.

ICYMI, the cops, from Tasmania Police in Australia, went viral over the weekend after a picture emerged on Reddit of them grinning at the end of the bed with a man named Reece Park giving a thumbs up in the background. "We were lucky enough to figure out his address". When they arrived, they found out his address, took the man home, and waited for a friend to arrive to look after him.

"Make a plan about how to you will get home before you have a drink".

In their post sharing Park's drunken pic, police urged partygoers to plan their nights before getting wasted. Mr Park said the police "were legends" but he said he will "soon find out" if he's been turned off the beers.

Tasmania police confirmed the incident on Facebook, reposting the image alongside a warning that people planning to have a big night should pre-arrange their transport home either with a designated driver, public transport or taxi. However, the taxi company that he called ended up calling the local police and asked them for help.

Fox added that police officers are always looking for a place of safety for those who are affected by alcohol.

  • Leroy Wright