'Dead' man was drunk
PASSERS-BY seeing a man lying still on the river bank in a Truro park thought he was dead and called the police.
But Alistair Smith was just drunk and incapable of looking after himself, so had to be arrested for his own safety, Truro magistrates heard.
Smith, 37, of Cornish Crescent, Truro, pleaded guilty to being drunk in Truro on August 5.
Gail Hawkley, for the CPS, said people had contacted the police after seeing Smith in Rosedale Park when they thought he was dead.
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Police found it difficult to rouse him and paramedics considered him to be drunk.
Smith, who had previous convictions, was also in breach of a conditional discharge.
He was fined £50 and £20 victim surcharge and time served in custody taken in lieu of payment.