Police Force Starts Naming Drunk-Driving Accused Online

By Gary Cutlack on at

Lincolnshire Police thinks that perhaps the drink-drivers it catches aren't feeling shamed enough by their crimes, so it's taking its shaming to the next level by outing them on the internet as soon as they've been charged.

The harsh new crackdown has got some people claiming it's wrong to out people before they've actually been found guilty by the courts, although the force is pushing ahead with the plan regardless and has already outed its first batch of accused drivers caught over the weekend.

Links will be put out on the force's Twitter and Facebook profiles until January 1st, when the shaming goes back to the usual, non-viral few lines in the local paper, that hopefully their mums won't see. [Lincolnshire Live]

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