Too drunk to stand

Hertfordshire Mercury, 9th June 1900


John Steward, a chimney sweep, pleaded guilty to drunkenness in Castle Street, Hertford on 2 June 1900.  Inspector Spriggs saw the defendant at 6:40pm lying right across the pavement with a crowd around him.  Steward was helplessly drunk and could not stand.  He was fined 10 shillings or 7 days’ hard labour.

It transpired that he had several previous convictions for drunkenness.


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