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An Eye on... alcohol

Drunken driving: A judge has ordered a drunken driver to move within half-a-mile of a liquor store or face one-and-a-half years in jail. The sentence came after Dennis Cayse was convicted of drunken driving for the 18th time. He was also sentenced to spend the first week of each of the next five years in jail.

Intolerance: A survey has revealed that 72 per cent of Britons think that it should be an offence for people to consume any alcohol at all if they are driving. The policy of zero-tolerance was even more strongly supported by drivers (79 per cent) than non-drivers (69 per cent).

Cost: According to a report by Gallup for Yorkshire Bank, a typical pub round of two pints of lager and a packet of crisps may cost pounds 56 in 30 years' time.