The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police has called for "drunk cells" run by commercial companies to deal with the problems of anti-social drinking.
He has suggest that those who "get themselves so drink they cannot look after themselves" should pay the company the next day.
Chief Constable Adrian Lee says drunken and disorderly behaviour has become too common and we have become "too tolerant" to offenders who take up valuable police and health resources, as Dan Rivers reports.
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The policeman behind the proposed privately-run "drunk tanks" is encouraging the public to make their views on the idea heard.
Speaking to Daybreak, Chief Constable Adrian Lee said: "We have seen a huge cultural change in terms of drink drive. Can we see a similar cultural change about people's attitude towards irresponsible drinking?"
He added: "It is the public's view that I am very interested in hearing."
A Daybreak survey of police officers has revealed that 95% believe that too much police time is spent on dealing with drunk individuals.
More than 40% have said that assault is the most common alcohol-related crime, followed by anti-social behaviour.
The programme investigated Britain's relationship with alcohol after a police chief called for privately run "drunk tanks" to be set up to look after inebriated people unable to care for themselves.
The Government has thrown some support behind the campaign for privately-run drunk tanks used being used to house people so inebriated they can no longer look after themselves.
Crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne said "drunken behaviour" had turned some places into "no-go areas for law abiding people".
Too many drunk people up are "clogging up" A&E wards and would not be adequately looked after if they were kept in the cells, a police chief has said.
Chief Constable Adrian Lee wants privately-run drunk tanks to be used to look after the intoxicated and fixed penalties issued for the care provided.
Drunken public disorder has become so bad privately-run drunk tanks should be considered as a way of tackling soaring levels of alcohol fuelled crime, a police chief has said.
Chief Constable Adrian Lee, the national policing lead on alcohol harm, did "not see why" police and health services should clean up after "someone who has chosen to go out and get so drunk that they cannot look after themselves".
He suggested taking intoxicated revellers to "a drunk cell" owned by a commercial company with staff trained in dealing with excessively drunk people and charge them in the morning.
His comments come amid a Government-wide review of all contracts held by Serco and G4S, two of the country's biggest private providers of public services.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told ITV's Daybreak he "would question whether it's practical to charge some people for going into A&E", when answering a question on how the government plans to tackle binge drinking.