Drunk Ripley woman’s regret after being ‘caught with her trousers down’

Nottingham Magistrates' Court.
Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

A drunk woman pledged to stay out of a city after being caught with her jeans around her ankles in a smart suburb.

Magistrates heard that Sian Hall travelled from her Ripley home to visit friends in Nottingham where she was got into bother.

Hall, 24, told the court in Nottingham: “I was probably trying to go to the toilet.

“I would like to say I am really sorry at what has happened. I am aware I need to stop my drinking and not go into Nottingham.

“I have got friends down here and I get into a lot of trouble. I spend £20 a month on drink and I am actually cutting down.

“I don’t need to go into Nottingham and am trying to stop because I know it will get me in bigger trouble eventually.”

A £35 fine was ordered for Hall of Poppyfields, Marehay, who must also pay £85 prosecution costs and a £30 government surcharge. She admitted being drunk and disorderly on Hawton Crescent, Wollaton, on July 12.

Alison Hallett, prosecuting, said residents claimed to have been disturbed at 2am and police went to Wollaton.

“The defendant was heavily intoxicated with her jeans pulled down to her ankles. She had urinated, she was extremely drunk, slurring her words and shouting.

“She refused to pull her jeans up and officers had to do it for her. She could not answer simple questions and could not follow instructions,” said Miss Hallett.

Presiding magistrate David Butler said they noted the “obvious regret” of Hall, who receives jobseekers’ allowance.

He added: “We have taken account of the fact that you are starting to address and recognise the potential problem.”