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drunk tank

slang for a large police cell used for detaining drunks overnight.
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The Scottish Government must introduce drunk tanks and charge at least PS100 for the overnight accommodation and treatment.
Drunk tanks have been used for decades in Russia and are ready and waiting for the fans attending this year's World Cup.
Premises in Albert Road, proposed home of the Drunk Tank, will be a virtual no-go area.
The two thought it would be great to give people who are worse for wear the opportunity to crash out in the drunk tanks them up.
He believes there should be counsellors on staff at the drunk tanks.
Which is why I have nothing but admiration for NHS boss Simon Stevens as he considers introducing more drunk tanks to care for people who have overdone it, but without clogging up our hospitals.
Establish drunk tanks, medically staffed, and bill everyone who uses them PS100.
He said: "We are keen to see what happens elsewhere around the county with drunk tanks.
DRUNK tanks should be considered to tackle soaring levels of alcohol-fuelled disorder, police chiefs have said.
Mr Ansari said he agreed measures needed to be taken to tackle what he called a 'social problem' but reintroducing drunk tanks, which would need to be monitored by staff, would take up too much time.
W Roper, Watford #Alcohol recovery units, or drunk tanks, are a great idea (Mirror, Dec 29).