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Poll: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away?
One state in the US allows judges to enforce this, with offenders being required to check in daily to be tested.

A REPORT ON alcohol consumption among pregnant women in Ireland has again highlighted the country’s unhealthy relationship with drinking.

Around one in every 20 drivers has been found drunk at the wheel and a large proportion of road crashes are caused by drivers under the influence. Alcohol is also linked to other offences like assaults and general public order offences.

In one US State, a sobriety programme allows judges to essentially take away a person’s right to drink after these offences, Vox reports. They face daily testing and strict penalties if they do not comply.

We want to know if you think this could work here: Should alcohol-related offenders have their right to drink taken away?

Poll Results:

Yes (3680)
No (2061)
I'm not sure (465)

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