Reclaim Our Streets: STAY OFF THE BOOZE OR YOU'LL FACE JAIL; Threat to Binge Louts in Dramatic New Clampdown
Byline: BOB ROBERTS Deputy Political Editor
DRUNKEN louts who fail random breath-tests could be jailed under dramatic new government plans.
In a major bid to stem alcohol- fuelled violence and crime, ministers may allow courts to bar boozed-up yobs from drinking.
Offenders could be breathalysed at any time to ensure they are sticking to the ban. If they fail, they could be jailed or ordered to have compulsory treatment.
The scheme is a huge boost to the Mirror's Reclaim Our Streets campaign. It was revealed as Britain's largest brewer put health warnings on its products in a drive to promote sensible drinking.
Home Secretary David …
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Publication information: Article title: Reclaim Our Streets: STAY OFF THE BOOZE OR YOU'LL FACE JAIL; Threat to Binge Louts in Dramatic New Clampdown. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: November 13, 2004. Page number: 5. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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