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Inebriates Act 1898

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24Power to detain in certified inebriate reformatory in Scotland

(1)Any person who in Scotland commits any of the offences mentioned in the First Schedule to this Act, and who within the twelve months preceding the date of the commission of the offence has been convicted summarily at least three times of any offences so mentioned, and who is a habitual drunkard, may be tried on indictment before the High Court of Justiciary or the sheriff with a jury, or with his own consent by the sheriff summarily, and shall be liable on conviction to be detained for a term not exceeding three years in any certified inebriate reformatory the managers of which are willing to receive him.

(2)This section shall be substituted in Scotland for section two of this Act.

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