CENTRAL Victorian police are expecting race-goers on Wednesday to be on their best behaviour.
Senior Sergeant Craig Gaffee said police will have no problem evicting any patron who is drunk or acting inappropriately.
“Our intention is to take pretty firm view, if people display any anti-social behaviour, are intoxicated or being offensive then they will be removed from the venue,” he said.
“They will receive a fine or be locked up for four hours.”
Senior Sergeant Paul Gardiner said highway patrol cars and a booze bus would be set up outside of the racing club.
He said any driver who leaves the racecourse would be breath tested.
“We also have the capability to drug test drivers as well," sergeant Gardiner said.
Sergeant Gardiner said punters have a good time but urged them to drink and act responsibly.
“By all means people can go out and have a good day but don’t get in your car and drive,” he said.
“People need to be aware that the next morning they also might have residual effects of alcohol in their system.
“If they still fill a bit under the weather the next day they shouldn’t be getting in their car because they still might be over the legal limit.”
The TAC is running a once-in-a-lifetime competition for anyone who is a designated driver on Cup day.
For more information about the competition visit the Country Racing Facebook page.