Private 'drunk tanks' proposed

Special "drunk tanks" should be used to look after intoxicated people who are incapable of looking after themselves, instead of police and NHS, a chief constable has said. Drunk people would be charged for the service when they had sobered up.

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Public encouraged to speak out over 'drunk tanks'

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."

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