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Found drunk in town in breach of penalty

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

A MAN who was given a drink banning order for six months at Truro Magistrates' Court in April breached it by being found drunk in Penzance three months later.

Daniel Hogg, 55, of St Clare Street, Penzance pleaded guilty at last week's magistrates' court to breaching the order on July 12.

Alison May, for the prosecution, said he had been seen staggering about in the streets in Penzance, falling into the road, where he hit his head and gave himself a lump before being taken to hospital for treatment. He was obviously drunk.

He had previous convictions and his drink banning order had been made for an offence of being drunk and disorderly on February 15.

Paul Gallagher, for the defence, said his client was a binge-drinker.

"When he gets paid he drinks until his money has run out and then stays at home."

Hogg, who also admitted breaching a conditional discharge, was fined £100 and £75 costs and surcharge.

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