Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 27 February 1891
Drunk or a Fit.
Charles Drakely, miner. of Denaby was summoned for drunkenness.
The man hid so little use in his limbs and body that the police had to place him on a dray that was passing and thus convey him to the police office.
The prisoner pleaded that he had had a fit and was very poorly. It was the first time he had been to Doncaster, and it would be the last. He had a wife and widowed mother to keep.
The Chief Constable said the prisoner had been unmistakably in a beastly state of drunkenness, and the constable who apprehended the miner said if the man had a fit it was a sham one. (Laughter.)
Fined half a guinea, or seven days in default.