Nottingham venues will breath-test customers to prevent crime

online tumbnailDrinkers in Nottingham could face a more expensive night out because of plans to breathalyse party goers at pubs and clubs across the city.

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The aim of the Responsible Drinking Initiative is to reduce the number alcohol related crimes. This means ‘pre-drinking’ could become a thing of the past, adding to the cost of a night out. 

The initiative is a joint venture between the Crime and Drugs Partnership and Nottinghamshire Police, with support from Street Pastors and Last Orders, an alcohol treatment service.

The breathalysers will attempt to reduce the number  of arguments had between door staff and drunk customers. The breath-test readings can be used as evidence to deny someone entry or to bar them if necessary

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping warned: “Drink heavily before you come into the city centre and you may be refused entry to venues. ”

Bars and clubs such as Rocky City, Squares and The Bodega have volunteered to join the programme.

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