Drunk woman called police for help
11:41am Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
A drunk woman found slumped in a Cardigan telephone box later ended up in hospital a court heard this week.
Rebecca Jean Laurence, aged 36, pleaded guilty to being drunk and incapable in a public place when she appeared before Ceredigion magistrates on Wednesday.
The court heard that Laurence, of Troed y Rhiew, Lampeter Road, Tregaron, called police for help from a public phone-box outside the Guild Hall on August 23, saying she needed her medication.
An officer found her drunk and slumped over, and she asked to be taken home.
She was arrested for her own welfare and taken to Cardigan police station, then transferred to Haverfordwest station.
Stephen Welch defending said: “She ended up in Withybush hospital due to drink to excess combined with the medication she takes.
“She is an alcoholic, she is suffering from an illness and every now and then it manifests in her being found in a drunk and disorderly manner. She is very sorry afterwards.
“She was so drunk in Cardigan that she could not stand up. I have seen it myself and it is a very sorry sight.”
He added his client also suffered from depression and anxiety.
“She is an intelligent woman, she could have a lot going for her, but the alcohol is dragging her down.”
Laurence was fined £40 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.