BPS: ‘Exercise Caution When Out Socialising’

September 8, 2020 | 5 Comments

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is urging members of the public to exercise caution when out socialising and pay particular attention not to leave their drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, unattended.

A police spokesperson said, “Summer may almost be over, but there are still lots of parties taking place, not to mention nightclubs being frequented with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

“With that in mind, the Bermuda Police Service is urging members of the public to exercise caution when out socialising and pay particular attention not to leave their drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, unattended.

“Also, you should always purchase your own drink and watch as it is being poured. If offered a drink by someone and you accept, again, make sure you watch as it is being poured.

“Do not accept drinks from strangers.

“You should never leave your drink unattended while you hit the dance floor or visit the bathroom.

“Finally, don’t consume or taste anyone else’s drink and if you think that your own drink tastes odd, immediately throw it away.

“Symptoms that your drink may have been spiked include:

  • Feeling dizzy or faint
  • Feeling ill or sleepy
  • Feeling drunk even if you think you’ve only had a little alcohol to drink.

“If you suspect that your drink may have been spiked, inform your company and asked to be taken to a safe place.

“If you are alone get trusted help. Call a friend or relative to come get you and take you to a medical facility as a precaution.”

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  1. Real Deal says:

    Sigh don’t tell me this crap is happening again

  2. Want the best for Bermuda says:

    Have there been recent reports of drinks being tampered with?

  3. sage says:

    I don’t claim that some weirdos are not out there spiking drinks but alcohol can render people unconscious and completely out of it all on its own. People unwilling to admit personal responsibility may claim to have been drugged.
    Critical Signs and Symptoms of an Alcohol Overdose
    Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused.
    Vomiting.
    Seizures.
    Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)
    Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
    Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness.
    Someone should tell people about these dangers in a country where the only form of socialization involves drinking. This year alone we have seen a man lose his leg, another critically injure another road users leg, two soldiers on duty mowed down just to name a few yet no warnings and no RSC’s either, rarer than hen’s teeth.

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