French town to heavily fine Christmas drunks

Christmas Market in Orleans, France.

Christmas Market in Orleans, France. Image by Ancoline / CC BY 2.0

The town of Orleans in central France will be issuing fines for anyone caught drunk in public in a crackdown on street drunkenness over the Christmas and New Year holidays. The costs and time associated with people found to be too drunk in the street on New Year’s Eve has spurred the Town Hall to impose a ‘tariff’. Fines will start at €120 to cover ambulance and police transport costs and will climb to €150 if the drunk person requires a doctor also. Read more: thelocal.fr

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