cardiff - People who want to buy alcohol at supermarkets in Cardiff must first do a blow test. For example, the shopkeepers want to counteract drunk behavior in the street.
The measure is used to test if someone who wants to buy alcohol is not already drunk. The shops work alongside plans from the police in southern Wales to counteract begging, drunkenness and asocratic behavior in the streets.
The blow tests are a response to increasing complaints about falling and begging people in the center of the city. 'Such behavior can be intimidating and unpleasant to those who visit or work in the city,' said head commander Belinda Davies against the English newspaper Evening Standard.
The initiative follows a study stating that over the next five years in Britain, 35 people die every day of the consequences of alcohol abuse.