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Breathalyser tests at Liverpool bars and clubs

Partygoers on a night out in Liverpool could be turned away from bars and clubs as bouncers start to breath test customers for alcohol in a new initiative aimed at making the city safer.

Around 25 bars and clubs in the Ropewalks area including Soho Bar in Concert Square are taking part in the pilot scheme which will see some bar-goers breathalysed as part of a campaign called Say No To Drunks.

The Citysafe initiative was launched this evening, and the ECHO was able to see the test in action in the video above.

Jenny Davies from the alcohol and tobacco division of Liverpool Trading Standards, explained that people with a alcohol level below 70mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath, would be granted entrance into the bars and clubs.

She told the ECHO: “The legal drive limit is 35 micrograms, so we have set our limit at double that at 70, so if someone blows over that then they will be deemed too drunk to enter.

"We are training bar staff to help them confidently refuse to sell to people who are or appear to be drunk.” Forum Index -> Liverpool News & Chat
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