John Rolfe of Lord Street, Hoddesdon, advised the Court that he had seen Frederick George Goode of Edmonton driving a motor cycle, with side-car, at 30mph, on the wrong side of the road. The motor cyclist had crashed into a fence, overturned, and had fallen into a garden. He stated that, in his opinion, the defendant was under the influence of alcohol. Furthermore, the passenger from the side-car, the defendant’s young lady, had been wounded and clearly needed attention.
P.C. Freeman confirmed to the Court that, on his arrival at the scene, he had seen the young lady receiving attention. The defendant, however, had refused to make any statement. The Constable had taken him into custody because, in his opinion also, the defendant was drunk.
Inspector Moles said that the defendant was “..mad drunk, and would not be reasoned with.” The next morning, however, the defendant had put 2 shillings into the police orphanage box.
The defendant was fined 40 shillings for being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle.