Tongwynlais Landlord Charged


At Caerphilly Police-court to-day (before Messrs. William Rees, Evan Owen, and Dr. Maurice Evans) Albert Dyke, landlord of the Castell Coch Hotel, Tongwynlais, was charged with being drunk whilst in charge of and horse and trap by Police-constable Richards, Upper Boat.

Mr. W. T. Yorweth, solicitor, Cardiff, defended Constable Richards stated that defendant on the night of the 4th inst., whilst driving home from Pontypridd, collided with an old woman’s trap.

Witness added that he had been told that defendant, as a result of the collision, was pitched out of the trap. When seen by him defendant was drunk and staggering about.  Three witnesses were called for the prosecution. One swore that defendant was drunk, whilst another stated that “there was nothing wrong with defendant seeing that he had been chucked out of the trap.” Several witnesses were called for the defence, and each swore that defendant was sober on the night in question.  The case was dismissed.