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Durham Constabulary is to make use of existing powers to fine people in Durham City who are found to be drunk and incapable.
As part of a tougher strategy on excessive drinking, anyone who is found to be too drunk to walk home or stand unaided will be arrested or given a £60 fine, once sober. This is a recordable offence and could show up on any in depth CRB check.
Durham City is already a DPPO (Designated Public Place Order) area, so the police can issue fines of up to £90 to people caught drinking alcohol or holding an open alcohol container on the street.
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