Boozy ice lollies could be putting you in danger

Alcoholic ice lolly
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If you’re hopping behind the wheel later, you probably know that having any booze beforehand probably isn’t a good idea.

But eating a delicious ice lolly on a summer’s day and then driving home? Many of us wouldn’t think twice.

As alcoholic ice lollies have become so popular this year, police have had to remind us that just like any alcoholic drink, these can affect your ability to drive safely.

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However delicious and harmless a gin and tonic or peach schnapps lolly sounds, they’re not messing around when it comes to alcohol content as many of them have a similar ABV to beer.

But for some reason, while we wouldn’t dare drink a rum-packed Piña colada then go for a drive, something about them being frozen gives us a false sense of security.

Acting inspector Harry Simpson from the Cleveland and Durham Operations Unit told The Telegraph: “These lollies are becoming really popular and it’s easy to forget that they contain alcohol and aren’t just flavouring.

“On a hot summer’s day it is easy to lose count of how many you have, and then get behind the wheel of a car.

“If you wouldn’t consider drinking a gin and tonic or cocktail when driving, then you shouldn’t consider having one of these lollies.”

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