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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.