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Drinking's not illegal just yet;SAYS;Sunday Mercury.

POPPING down the local for a pint with friends is one of the oldest traditions in Britain.

Just like enjoying a cup of tea or a plate of fish and chips, it's been a safe, staple part of life in this country for generations.

That was until cops raided the Prince of Wales pub in Moseley, Birmingham, and watched while drinkers walked along a chalk line to prove they were sober.

How dare police turn up mob-handed and conduct random sobriety tests on fully grown adults, enjoying a pint with family or mates. Landlord Keith Marsden says all he was doing was serving drinks to customers. Legally and above board.

Where would the police prefer us to go drinking these days? In the car?
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jan 6, 2008
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