Drunk couple run into self control problem in Nelson
“Get a room” is the first thought that likely crossed the mind of a Nelson motorist who called in a complaint early Sunday morning.
Just after 2:30 a.m., the Nelson Police Department received a call from a driver who passed by the intersection of Stanley and Victoria street. The individual relayed to police that a couple appeared to be engaged in sexual activity on the street.
When officers responded they found the intoxicated couple nearby with “clothing askew.”
“The 26-year-old male from out of town attempted to hand the officer a $20 as if to offer a bribe,” a police press release stated.
The officer advised the man that his money was better spent on a cab ride to his residence “as he was too intoxicated to remain in public.” After refusing the wise advice, the man was lodged in police cells until sober.
“The female understood she was drunk and made a bad choice,” the release stated. “She opted to take a taxi home.”
The man involved in the incident was charged under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. Both were warned regarding indecent acts in public under the Criminal Code.