Drunk and incapable

Hertfordshire Mercury, 13th March 1915


At Ware Police Court, on Wednesday morning, before Mr A.L. Ashwell (in the chair) and Mr A.H. Rogers, Harry Dunning and Ellen Dunning, man and wife, were charged for being found helplessly drunk the previous afternoon.  P.C. Frederick Edwards gave evidence of finding both prisoners in Amwell End, quite incapable.  A cart had to be procured to convey the man to the Police Station, where he was found to have a large wound on the back of his head, caused by his falling on the pavement, and the doctor was called to attend to him.  Both prisoners pleaded guilty, the man saying he had a day off and they both had some rum, which had overcome them.  He was very sorry it had happened, as he had a constant place with Mr H. Burgess, of Hertford, as boot repairer.  Each was fined 2s. 6d., the costs, 4 shillings each, and the medical fee of 5 shillings.  Time was allowed for payment.

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