These Guys Found A Brilliant Solution To Getting Round A Public Drinking Ban

These Guys Found A Brilliant Solution To Getting Round A Public Drinking Ban

Alcohol control zones in public places are common place in the UK and seem to work effectively in stopping people being completely drunk in public. In New Zealand however, a group of drinkers managed to find a loophole in the law. 

New Years Eve is one of the most celebrated events of the year on which, most of us Brits love getting together, having a party and drinking alcohol. So it comes as no shock that this tradition is also popular amongst New Zealanders. However, laws there state that it is illegal to drink alcohol openly in public. Crazy right? This didn’t stop a group of young partygoers though; instead they found a way to bring in the New Year with a few beers by the sea.

Whilst the tide was out, they managed to build themselves an artificial island so that when the tide came back in, they would be afloat in the ocean. This consequently meant that they were away from the land where they were bound by the law. The small island could fit a small picnic table where the group of friends could drink without being bothered by the police.

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Although the idea wasn’t exactly all legal, the police did not deem it necessary to intervene. In fact, the local police commander, Inspector John Kelly branded the idea as ‘creative’ in an interview with the BBC and said he ‘probably would have joined them’. Well played!

Check out the video above to see more of this wacky plan for yourself! 

• Will Armstrong
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