Con­cerned taxi driver con­tacted gar­daí about drunken woman

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A CON­CERNED taxi driver con­tacted gar­daí when he no­ticed Shankill woman Emma Hall (22) drunk and stag­ger­ing on Quinns­bor­ough Road in the early hours of Jan­uary 19.

Hall, with an ad­dress of 96 Crinken Glen, Shankill, was un­steady on her feet at about 4.30 a.m. on what Garda Bren­dan Dowl­ing said was a very wet and windy morn­ing. Her friends had left her alone she later told gar­daí.

She re­fused to give her name and ad­dress or tell him where she was go­ing, said Garda Dowl­ing. Her eyes were blood­shot and her speech slurred, he added.

She phoned Garda Dowl­ing since then to apol­o­gise, he told Judge Mur- rough Con­nel­lan. ‘She is tak­ing steps to ad­dress her drink prob­lem,’ he said.

‘Taxi driv­ers some­times get bad press, but he is to be ap­plauded,’ said Judge Con­nel­lan. He dis­missed the charged but ad­vised Hall to think about her at­ti­tude in re­fus­ing to give gar­daí her name and ad­dress.

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