A man was convicted of drink-driving his mobility scooter under an 1872 law to cover anyone in charge of horses and cows.
Disabled Peter Bright, already banned from using a car after a boozing conviction, was stopped by police doing 8mph. He was 50% over the limit.
He could not be prosecuted under driving laws as he did not need a licence.
Norwich magistrates told Bright, 63, of Tasburgh, Norfolk, to pay £65 in fines and charges. He said later: “Someone grassed me up.”