A man in Cambridge has been turned away from a late-night McDonald’s restaurant for failing a breathalyser test.
In scenes that may soon be seen across the UK, the 25-year-old teacher was asked to take a breath test before buying his Big Mac as part of a city-wide scheme to reduced alcohol-related crimes.
The disappointed drinker told media he was alone when he failed the test in the early hours of Sunday morning, and insists he wasn’t rude or incapable through drink.
Speaking to Cambridge News, he said:
Joseph Keegan, Alcohol Strategic Lead at Cambridgeshire County Council, said anyone who is turned away will be given information about risks involved with binge drinking.
McDonald’s insist its “top priority” was a safe environment for customers in the Cambridge city centre branch, which is open 24 hours at weekends.
If the scheme proves to be a success, other towns and cities in the UK may adopt similar policies.