James Sharp of Standon was charged with being drunk and disorderly.
Police Sgt. Firth stated that he was on duty near the Duke of Wellington public house at Barwick on 2nd October, at 8.50pm, when the defendant came out under the influence of drink. He staggered all over the road and Firth prevented him from falling, whereupon the defendant used abusive language. Asked his name, the defendant had refused to say.
Firth then took him back to the public house, asked the landlady his name, and she told him. Firth, together with PC Payne of Wadesmill, took the man home.
One of the Justices said “I think the landlady should be cautioned”. The police Superintendent was asked why he had had two men stationed there, and he said that it was because he had received complaints.
The defendant said that he had not been drunk as he had only had three pints.
The Bench fined the defendant 12 shillings, or 7 days.