Police in Newcastle are launching a new scheme to cut alcohol-related crime in the city.
People who are arrested will be given the option of halving their £80 fine if they attend a course designed to change their behaviour. It will educate people about the impact of alcohol on them and other people.
The organisers hope it will change people's drinking habits, which will in turn cut crime.
The course will be delivered by training point, who have worked with the local NHS, the police and fire service to offer the course.
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