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British Man Fined For Riding Horse While Drunk

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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British Man Fined For Riding Horse While Drunk


www.examiner.com

LONDON (Map, News) - Using a 19th-century law, a British court has fined a man 150 pounds ($215) after be admitted riding a horse while drunk.

Godfrey Blacklin pleaded guilty to a charge under the 1872 Licensing Act of being drunk in charge of a carriage horse, cattle or steam engine.

Prosecuting lawyer David Thompson told Newcastle Magistrates Court it was "not a charge you see every day."

He said 31-year-old Blacklin was stopped by police while riding bareback in Newcastle, northeast England, in October. Officers found he was unsteady on his feet and slurring his words.

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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It appears that there is law still on the books in Britain that prohibits drunken horseback riding. It seems to me that this law is long outdated for a reason. If the man was abusing the animal or riding it in a dangerous location (like in the middle of a railroad track or a busy road) I might see the rationale behind it.

I guess we Americans aren't the only ones with archaic and/or peculiar laws on the books.

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 01:07 PM
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Not as bad as getting fined £150 FOR paying for the bus ticket. Damn them thiefs!!!

Sorry had to let that out! lol



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