Police launch festive drinking binge

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.