The post was finally shared by the Tasmania Police Facebook page, along with some tips on how to avoid future law enforcement selfies. Senior Sergeant Craig Fox said that people should pre-arrange a designated driver, use public transport or organise a taxi if they were intending to have a big night.
Make a plan about how you will get home before you have a drink. Then there’s no risk to you, your family, friends or others on the road.
Fox said officers don't usually escort people home, but that the police are always looking for a place of safety for anyone who is affected by alcohol:
On this occasion, police were contacted by a taxi company for assistance in getting the man home. When police arrived, they found out his address, took the man home and waited for a friend to arrive to look after him.
And, in the interest of helping out:
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.