Asleep in charge of a horse and van

Hertfordshire Mercury, 2nd January 1915


Charles Dawes, otherwise Frederick Parker, of Railway Street, was summoned for riding asleep whilst in charge of a horse and van in Fore Street on December 30.  He did not appear.  The service of summons was proved by P.C. Hill, who said he knew the defendant well, and when he served the summons upon him he admitted his name was not Dawes but Frederick Parker.  P.C. Archer said that on December 19 he was on duty in Fore Street where the road was ‘up’ and about 11.30 p.m. he saw a van coming from the direction of London.  He shouted to the driver but got no reply and he stopped the horse. Defendant then woke up and put his head out of the front of the van, and became abusive.  He gave the name of Charles Dawes.  Fined 40s., incuding costs.

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