Asleep on the job, yet again !
Hertfordshire Mercury, 19th December 1914
George Wilson, a carter, was charged on a warrant with not holding the reins when a vehicle of which he had charge was passing through Turners Hill on 24th September.
Police Constable White said that the defendant was asleep on the top of his load.
Superintendent Handley said that there were 14 or 15 previous convictions for like offences against Wilson. He had lately been fined 10 shillings, and 6 shillings and 6 pence costs, at Ware, but he had not yet paid that money. He confirmed that the police had great difficulty in finding him to serve the warrant.
The defendant was fined 10 shillings, plus costs, or 14 days in prison.