Woman fell asleep and soiled back seat of taxi

Nicola Donnelly

A WOMAN who fell asleep in a taxi and soiled the seat has been given time to come up with compensation for the taxi driver.

Martina Cramitch (26) was brought to Balbriggan Garda Station after the taxi driver could not wake her up. She had soiled the seat while she was asleep.

Sergeant Tony Tighe said when Cramitch was brought to the garda station, officers had to carry her out of the taxi. He said the amount of damage Cramitch caused to the seat of the car plus the taxi fare came to a total of €208.

Cramitch, of The Orchard in Oldtown, Co Dublin pleaded guilty to the non-payment of a taxi fare on February 28 at Tankardstown.

Judge Dempsey then adjourned the case until July 16 for Cramitch to bring €220 to court.

He said if the money is paid he will strike the case out but if she fails to make the payment he will impose a default order of a €200 fine and a conviction.