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Saturday 10 December 2016

Woman was lying drunk on city street had been drinking after 'bad break-up'

Carol Sanders (49) was so drunk she could not stand and was arrested for her own safety.
Carol Sanders (49) was so drunk she could not stand and was arrested for her own safety.

A WOMAN found lying on a Dublin street late at night had been drinking after a bad break-up, a court heard.

Carol Sanders (49) was so drunk she could not stand and was arrested for her own safety.

Judge Patricia McNamara said she would apply the Probation Act, leaving her without a conviction if she made a €200 charity donation.

Sanders, of The Oval, Tullyvale, Cherrywood, Dublin 18 pleaded guilty to public drunkenness at Ely Place, Dublin 2 on December 20, 2014.

Dublin District Court heard gardai on duty saw the accused lying on the pavement at 1am. She was unable to stand up.

The officers were unable to find anyone who knew her to bring her home. She was arrested for her own safety and brought to Irishtown Garda Station.

It was "an effort to establish her correct details", the prosecuting garda said.

Sanders had no previous convictions of any kind.

The accused was a carer for an elderly woman and was going through a bad break-up at the time of the incident, her lawyer said.

She was on medication and took some alcohol on the day.

Judge McNamara adjourned the case for the charity payment to be made and remanded the defendant on bail.

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