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Theft of horse and cart while drunkSource:
Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser 04/10/1900 Date:
Newspaper Description: Transcript:
DRUNK WHILE IN CHARGE.—An old man 75 years of age, named Samuel Davies, residing at College Mawr, Penbryn, labourer, was summoned for being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart at Bwlch, in the Parish of Troedy- mur, on the evening of Adpar fair (Sept 20th). De- fendant pleaded not guilty. He only drank three or four pints of beer on that day, and surely he could safely carry that quantity without getting tipsy. D.C.C. D. Williams informed the Bench that a more serious charge could be preferred against the defendant of stealing the horse and cart from the Drovers Arms. He (defendant) saw a horse and cart standing in front of the Drovers Arms, Adpar, on the evening of the last fair day, and deliberately mounted the vehicle and drove the animal towards Penrhiwpal and Troedyraur. The owner. David Phillips, Gorslwyd, Blaenporth, not finding the horse and cart at the Inn, gave in- formation to the Police who went on a bicycle in pursuit of defendant as far as Brynhoffant. The defendant had caused:a great deal of trouble to the Police, and annoyance to the owner and ethers. He begged to askthe bench to inflict a sub- stantial penalty, if they found the defendant guilty of the charge. S. Thomas, tailor, The Green Glyn- arthen, stated about 6 p.m. on the evening of the 20th of September, he was returning home in a cart from the fair, and when he came to Bwlch Troedyraur, he found the defendant on the roadside. He was in the cart, and the horse and cart were in the ditch. The defendant was very drunk, quite unable to drive and have proper control over the animal. Finding he was so helplessly drunk he was placed inGilfach cart in which witness was having a lift and taken home. He (witness) and another young man volunteered to take the horse and cart back to town to Mt David Phillips of Gorslwyd who was waiting in town for its return. Fined £18s. 6d. And costs.Notes:Linked to Adpar/ Drovers Arms , Adpar