Worksop: Drinkers will be breathalysed before entering pubs and clubs

Late night venues in Worksop are able to breath-test revellers before allowing them entry as part of a project to keep the town safe.


Under the ongoing Alliance Against Violence campaign breathalysers will be used to encourage responsible drinking.

Door staff will speak with people who they believe have had too much to drink. Use of the breathalyser is an option to help avoid any arguments over whether or not they are drunk. Instead of an argument escalating door staff can use the test to show how inebriated a person is.

Chief Inspector Paul Murphy said: “When used in other parts of the country breathalysers have helped reduce violence. We’ve already seen positive results in Mansfield.”

“This provides late night businesses with the tools to take responsibility for tackling customers who have the potential to cause them problems. Licensed premises have responded positively to the initiative.”

“We hope this measure will contribute to reducing violence in our communities. We want to make sure that an evening in our town centres is a safe and enjoyable experience.”