Mick Brown -- the guy who bangs drums for Ted Nugent -- learned the hard way ... golf carts do not make good getaway vehicles, especially when drunk -- and now he has the DUI charge to prove it.
It all went down at the Waterfront Pavilion in Maine on Sunday night ... the Bangor PD says the drummer hijacked a golf cart from backstage after the show and went on a booze-filled drive session through the nearby town.
Cops tried to put an end to the drunken joyride ASAP ... but according to police, Brown was having none of it and led them on a slow-speed chase ... allegedly shoving a cop off his cart at one point to continue his get-away.
In the end, cops say it took two different officers to finally tackle the 55-year-old from the g-cart and slap some cuffs on him.
Brown was then hauled off to Penobscot County Jail -- where he was charged with Operating Under the Influence, Driving to Endanger, theft and assault.
He was released on $4,000 bail.