Boozy offenders to be slapped with hi-tech tags to stop them from drinking in time for pubs reopening
Sobriety tags and drinking bans will be rolled out across England today to help stop town centre brawls and booze-fuelled rows blighting families across the country.
Ex-cons where booze played a part in their crime can be ordered to wear an ankle tag which monitors their sweat every 30 minutes – and alerts probation bosses if alcohol is detected.
The new tech can tell the difference between booze and hand sanitizer, which also contains alcohol, and will raise the alarm if lags try to take them off.
If they break bans they face further fines, extra restrictions, or even being sent back to prison.