Girl (17) drunk at Dart station
A TEENAGE girl, who was found drunk and staggering on a busy train station platform, has been sentenced to three months' probation and banned from contacting her boyfriend.
The 17-year-old has also been ordered to obey a curfew and live with her parents after she pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to being intoxicated to such an extent that she was a danger to herself and others.
The court heard that the girl was arrested for her own safety at Killiney Dart station, in Dublin.
The teen, who had previously been living with her 28-year-old boyfriend, was yesterday served with the probation bond by judge Bryan Smyth.
Jealousy led to lover's murder
A former University of Virginia lacrosse player faces 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend in a drunken, jealous rage.
A jury recommended the punishment hours after they found George Huguely V guilty over the death of Yeardley Love of Baltimore.
Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire scheduled an April hearing for formal sentencing. He is not bound by the jury's recommendations.
15pc of medics
About 15pc of surgeons have alcohol abuse or dependency problems according to a US study.
Researchers also said that surgeons who showed signs of alcoholism were 45pc more likely to admit that they had a major medical error in the past three months.
The team, led by Michael Oreskovich at the University of Washington, sent out a survey to more than 25,000 surgeons, of whom some 7,200 responded.
Among the general US population, the rate of alcohol problems is about 9pc.