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.
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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.
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“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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