15 May 2024

Griffith man found trying to enter the wrong house on his street, woman 'passed out' on footpath in alleged alcohol-related incidents

| Oliver Jacques
Griffith Police Station.

A 32-year-old man was allegedly seen trying to enter the wrong house in Griffith over the weekend. Photo: Oliver Jacques.

Griffith police have had to intervene to help a man find his own home and to assist a woman passed out on a footpath in two separate alleged alcohol-related incidents that occurred over the weekend (11-12 May).

Man tries to enter wrong house

In the first incident, a 32-year-old man was allegedly seen trying to enter the wrong house on the same street where he lives.

At around 3 am on Sunday morning (12 May), police were called to Macarthur Street in North Griffith after reports of a disoriented male who was trying to enter people’s front yards.

Upon arrival, police found the man and believed he was visibly affected by alcohol. It is alleged the man had been drinking at a licensed premises in Griffith and was then attempting to find his way home. He mistakenly thought he lived at the location where police found him.

Officers took the man to his correct residence, where he was left in the care of a housemate who had not consumed any alcohol.

Women found ‘passed out’ on footpath

The second incident occurred at about 11:30 pm on Saturday (11 May).

Police were patrolling the town’s main street, Banna Avenue, when they were waved down by members of the public. Police approached the public who told them a female was passed out on the footpath.

Police approached the female who was responsive to police, however, appeared to be intoxicated. Police called paramedics to check on her.

Shortly after, paramedics arrived and began to assess the woman. While she was being treated, a relative of the woman came along and provided identification. The woman was then allowed to leave in the care of this relative who was sober and could drive her home.

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