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."


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.