First time drunk - January 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

An interesting court case from The County Times in 1914 - it tends to suggest they worked out how much money the man had on him before fining him.

“William Phillips, a respectfully attired man, was charged with being drunk at Horsham on the previous night.

“P.C. Barratt said that at 10.55.p.m. he was on duty at the Carfax corner and saw defendant ejected from the King’s Head Hotel. He went up North Street and witness took him into custody for his own safety.

“Phillips expressed sorrow for the offence and said it was the first time he had been in such a position. He had 8s on him and was fined 5s.”

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