Saturday, 17 March 2012

BBC News - 'Sobriety Orders' to be piloted by government

BBC News - 'Sobriety Orders' to be piloted by government: "Offenders who commit crimes fuelled by alcohol are to be monitored and breath-tested to ensure they stop drinking, under government plans. Police will have powers to impose "sobriety orders" on drinkers cautioned for minor offences, such as criminal damage or public disorder. They will be regularly breath-tested, with those known for weekend binges tested at those times. The orders will be piloted in England and Wales from next month. For serious and violent criminals with drink problems, ministers want to introduce new laws enabling the courts to impose sobriety orders as part of a suspended or community sentence. Offenders would have to wear ankle tags that continuously monitor alcohol levels, for up to four months."

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