drunk tank

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drunk tank

slang for a large police cell used for detaining drunks overnight.
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The drunk tanks, officially called Alcohol Intoxication Management Services (Aims), are already used in some areas year-round including Exeter, Hereford, Norwich and Blackpool.
NHS bosses will provide about PS300,000 for drunk tanks in the North East, North West, East Midlands, South England and London.
Drunk tanks have been used for decades in Russia and are ready and waiting for the fans attending this year's World Cup.
"Drunk people lose their gag reflex which is a serious issue so it's about monitoring and making sure people are safe and that's what (drunk tanks) offer."
"Drunk people lose their gag reflex, which is a serious issue, so it's about making sure people are safe and that's what (drunk tanks) offer."
So-called drunk tanks can instead provide a safe place for those who have overindulged to be checked over and even sleep it off, rather than being taken to casualty or the police station.
Organisers are bringing back Soviet-era vytrezvitel - drunk tanks - and have banned booze at stadiums to deter riots that marred Euro 2016 in France.
ABOOZER is offering punters who are worse for wear after a night of festive drinking an opportunity to crash out in specially erected pop-up drunk tanks.
Earlier this year the Government suggested introducing "drunk tanks" to hold and fine rowdy drinkers, a move opposed by the commissioner.
ON THE face of it these 'drunk tanks' are a compelling idea.
Simon McCoy was filmed holding the paper while he was doing a to-camera piece about the government's plans to introduce 'drunk tanks'.
"The reason these drunk tanks were abolished in the first place was because people used to die in police cells when they were not being observed."