Cells known as “drunk tanks” which detain inebriated people until they sober up could be introduced to towns to tackle the nation’s growing alcohol problem, David Cameron signals on Wednesday.
Spray them with cold water while we\’re at it and we can have the full Soviet experience.
Drunk tanks, popular in America, are prisons used to “house” drunk people overnight until they sober up, avoiding the need for them to be formally arrested and charged or taken to hospital.
If someone has committed a crime for which they can be arrested then they should be arrested. If they\’re ill enough to need to go to hospital then they should be taken to hospital.
And if they\’re simply drunk, not drunk enough to be arrested and not drunk enough to need a hospital then what the fuck are you doing locking them up?
Yes it is a free country yes we are allowed to get drunk and no you can\’t lock us up for doing so.
I\’d give this perhaps 45 minutes before we get the first court cases about unjust imprisonment.