Problem drinkers in London are to be given American-style sobriety tests aimed at keeping them dry.
The pilot scheme has been given the go-ahead by the Ministry of Justice to use a concept copied from South Dakota, US.
Those convicted of serious drink-related offences, like assault or criminal damage, will be offered the 24/7 Sobriety Programme as a sentencing option instead of prison.
Electronic tags will be used to monitor alcohol in the blood.
BBC News - US-style alcohol tests to be used for problem drinkers
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