The Labour party in Scotland have proposed setting a maximum limit to the amount of caffeine in alcoholic drinks. Debates in the Scottish Parliament have been taking far too long due to MSPs remaining awake in spite of spending hours in the bar.
Opposing this move, Scotland's police have pointed out that reducing the caffeine could lead to drink drivers falling asleep at the wheel. “Bad enough being drunk in charge of a vehicle” said Strathclyde's Chief Constable, “but how much more dangerous if the driver is nodding off? Also we do not have the manpower these days to wait around for drunks to wake up so we can breathalyse them.”
The Labour party responded that the police have not taken into account the many drinkers who will have fallen asleep before they get to their vehicles.