Kiwi booze culture: Breath tests for all drinkers
Changing the Kiwi booze culture
What is needed here is backing from MPs to allow police or licensed premise holders to demand anyone they think has had enough to drink to take a breath test.
If they blow over 0.125 per cent then they can be asked to leave.
Now, on the other hand, if the police find someone in a licensed premise who blows over 0.200 per cent, the owner can face a $500 fine and the person can be banned from all premises for one to three months.
This may sound like a police state, but we need to change attitudes so people don't want to get smashed on booze and then put someone in hospital, or end up in hospital themselves.
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