Drunk and disorderly

Hertfordshire Mercury, 16th March 1907


William James Pales, labourer, of Roe Green, Hatfield, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and assaulting the police at Hatfield on March 9th.

P.C. Megaughey stated that on Saturday night he saw defendant staggering about the road at Hatfield. He was ejected from the Platelayer’s Arms, and witness advised him to go home. He would not go, however, but used disgusting language, and struck witness a severe blow on the jaw and another on the forehead, and if it had not been for his helmet he must have had two black eyes. Witness then took him to the police station. Defendant, who said he was very sorry, was fined 5 shillings and costs in each case. 18 shillings altogether. A woman in Court remarked that those who served defendant with drink ought to pay the fine.

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