BREATH tests are to be carried out on drinkers in pubs and clubs in Durham Six bars in Durham have signed up to a 12-week pilot which will see door staff and bar workers given the power to breathalyse
any customers who they feel could be too drunk to be served alcohol.
Earlier this month it emerged that more than 40 bars and clubs across Birmingham had signed up to a scheme to breathalyse
customers before they are allowed in.
They show that North Wales and Dyfed-Powys police forces breathalyse
more drivers than anywhere else in England and Wales, when City of London figures - which are skewed by its low population and high traffic levels - are taken out.
The police should be given greater powers to breathalyse
drivers at random, Kenny MacAskill has insisted.
AN OPEN prison was in flames yesterday after a New Year's Day rampage by inmates thought to have been sparked by attempts to breathalyse
them to check for contraband alcohol.
Staff have been running around trying to breathalyse
prisoners - it's reminiscent of the end scenes of the Benny Hill Show.
Yes, the prison staff involved had a "right" to breathalyse
Windows were smashed and fires started at Ford open prison near Arundel, Sussex, after guards tried to breathalyse
convicts to check for contraband alcohol.
The violence is thought to have been sparked by attempts to breathalyse
crooks to check for contraband alcohol.
Insp Dean Reid said: "This is excellent news that no-one was over the limit and we will continue to breathalyse
drivers throughout the county.
He added: "In the early hours, staf f tr ied to breathalyse
a number of prisoners because they suspected they had been drinking.
A spokeswoman for the British Medical Association added: "Increasing the chances for police to breathalyse
drivers will act as a strong deterrent.