Woman was found drunk in public place

Sunday 25th September 2022 9:14 am
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A 28-year-old Douglas woman has been put on probation for six months after being found drunk in a public place and in possession of cannabis.

Bethany Lisa Parker was already the subject of a six-month probation order imposed on August 24 for common assault.

Deemster Graeme Cook, sitting as Deputy High Bailiff, ordered that the new probation order run alongside the previous one.

Prosecuting advocate Roger Kane told the court that police were called to Glen Falcon Road in Douglas at 4.40pm on September 1 after a report of a woman in distress.

When officers arrived they found Parker drunk and she requested that they take her home.

Police agreed to do so and when she was subjected to a voluntary search, they found 0.94 grams of cannabis in her sock, which they valued at £18.

She was subsequently arrested and taken to police headquarters where, during an interview, she admitted she had been drinking and to the possession of the drug.

A probation report said that Parker’s previous probation order had not yet had a chance to properly start but she was receiving day to day assistance.

Parker was represented in court by advocate Sara-Jayne Dodge.

The Deputy High Bailiff told Parker: ‘You seem to have a problem with drink. It’s getting out of hand, you can’t keep going on like this.’