Alcoholic ice lolly craze creating ‘drink drive’ threat, police warn

15 Jun

Police are issuing warnings to drivers over alcoholic ice lollies as they say the new summer trend is creating drink drive risk.

The lollies are flying off the shelves in supermarkets including Sainsbury’s and Aldi and contain levels of alcohol which are enough to put people over the legal limit.

Traffic officers in the North East issued the advice as gin and tonic, prosecco and peach bellini lollies have become more popular as temperatures warm up.

Aldi said the pops had been so popular that it was having stock issues, leaving customers in some areas unable to find them.  

Officers said the lollies generally have an alcohol content of around 4.5 per cent – the same as a strong lager. They said people could be lulled into a false sense of security because the alcohol was in frozen form.

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