By our crime correspondent Lance Boil
Merseyside Police have been bingeing on drink drivers in their latest publicity stunt to promote awareness of police activity this Christmas.
Concerns amongst cash-strapped publicans that the police are using heavy methods have gone unheeded by local authorities and anti-binge, drink-driving campaigners.
“We take a zero tolerance approach to binge drink-driving. Anyone caught will be placed inside an over-sized pint glass and made to stay there till boxing day” said Merseyside Chief Inspector, Jawn Diss, from the back room of Peggy Gadfly’s.
Merseyside police have secured 60 over-sized pint glasses with the help of European funding which they hope to keep filled with hungover motorists until January 5th.