Although not enforced in modern times, this law is still on the books. In fact, there is an annual ceremony of the Constable’s Dues, where the Royal Navy moors one of its boats alongside the Tower Pier and the captain delivers his “tax”.
Sec. 8-135. Vagrancy. Vagrancy is hereby declared to be unlawful and the following persons are and shall be guilty of vagrancy: (1) Habitual drunkards; (Code 1970, § 10-60)
This was on the books until a massive 2012 “cleanup” of archaic laws.
The Licensing Act of 1872 stipulates that operating a cow, horse or steam engine while intoxicated carries either a prison sentence or a fine. It allegedly carries a penalty fine of up to 1,200 GBP excluding the costs of looking after the cow, horse, etc. So when you go out cow-tipping, just make sure not…