Bendigo police warn on finals driving

BENDIGO police are reminding people to plan ahead and organise a designated driver this weekend.

The call comes in the lead-up to Saturday’s AFL grand final celebrations.

Sergeant Tony Kekich said police would be on the look-out for any bad behaviour.

“There will be more police on the roads and in around pubs and clubs in Bendigo,” he said.

“It will be busy in the respect that there will be a lot of people around so there will be more police around.

“Obviously, with the grand final coming up and people planning barbecues and get-togethers, we just want to ask people to be mindful of their obligations when it comes to driving in particular.

“It’s not hard to get a designated driver.

“We’re just asking people to party responsibly and look after their mates.”