Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 04 January 1901
A Bentley Butcher’s Christmas Morning.
Frank Fullwood, butcher, Bentley, was summoned for having been drunk in charge of a horse and vehicle on Christmas Day – defendant is well-known in Conisborough.
He pleaded guilty, and said he was very sorry for it. He met a friend on Christmas morning, and had some drink.
P.C. Duffin said that at 2.45 a.m. on Christmas morning be was on duty on the Low rood. Conisborough, in company with P.S. Brown and P.C. Thompson, when they heard a horse and trap coming along the road at a furious rate.
They stood in the road and called upon the driver to stop, and when he did so they saw it was the defendant, who was the worse tor drink. When he got out of the trap he fell all his length in the road helplessly drunk. He had a friend with him, but would let him to the trap, and was consequently locked up until morning.
A fine of 10s and costs, or 14 days, was imposed