COLUMBUS — Whether college students are going to bars and parties on campuses or away on spring spoil, they need to understand their environment and what goes into their drinks. Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit want students going away on spring to destroy to hold those safety hints in thoughts, just like they might locally.
Before buddies depart for the seashore or night time out, OIU recommends they stick together until they’re home safe and be on the lookout for drink tampering. Anyone who sees someone tampering with a drink has to get that man or woman out of the scenario and speak to the government. Tips for defending your self and your buddies towards drink tampering:
Know that each alcoholic and non-alcoholic liquids can be drugged;
Watch your drink being poured and served;
Do no longer leave your drink – Get a brand new one;
If you see a drink being tampered with or an impaired person, your involvement – whether or not directly or via contacting safety and regulation enforcement – can keep a person’s lifestyles or future;
Likewise, bar personnel is reminded it is their responsibility to get worried and make sure their consumers are safe.
“You don’t understand the individual to understand that they’re impaired and can not help themselves,” OIU Commander Captain Gary Allen said. “We understand drugged drinks can appear here and someplace else. It’s the humans around who can make a difference in a person’s life. Don’t flip you’re again; act!”
Student businesses and businesses can research how to shield themselves when going out by using scheduling a Sober Truth software. The bar staff is also encouraged to contact OIU to find out about maintaining their patrons safe through an Alcohol Server Knowledge application. Both the Sober Truth and ASK programs are loose. To agenda both program,