A drunken lorry driver

Hertfordshire Mercury, 24th July 1915

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A drunken lorry driver

At Ware Petty Sessions, Joseph Henry Hobbs of Greenwich, was charged with being drunk in charge of a motor-lorry on 19th July at Ware.

Hobbs pleaded not guilty.

Pc Harwood said that at about 6.15 p.m. he was regulating traffic in High Street, when he saw the defendant get out of his lorry, and he noticed him stagger.  His mate, who was in the lorry, helped him up.

Pc Harwood went up to the defendant and found he was very drunk and unfit to take charge of the lorry.

The foreman of the firm of motor haulage contractors, who employed the defendant was, gave him a very good character.

Joseph Henry Hobbs was fined £1 1s. 0d. or 13 days, and the chairman ordered it to appear on his licence.

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