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Two men riding horse, mule arrested for DWI(Austin, TX,video)
KVUE ^ | January 11, 2011 | Shelton Green

Posted on 01/12/2011 8:21:14 AM PST by SwinneySwitch

Two men were arrested for driving while intoxicated on 6th Street Friday night. One was riding a horse, while the other was riding a mule.

Austin police say the ment were both intoxicated. They were apparently trying to lure people out of bars and into the street to take pictures with them and their farm animals.

Bartender Brian Matthews thought he'd seen everything, that is until he walked outside to have a cigarette Friday night.

"There were these two guys on horses, or mules, or something, outside of Shakespeare's," he said. "(It) looked like they were being pulled over for a DUI."

Jose Rios, 33, and sidekick, Samuel Olivo, Jr., 48, parked their horse trailer near I-35 and 12th Street. They rode their mule and horse down to 6th Street, inviting peole to take pictures with them and their four-legged beasts.

Police video shows the two being stopped by officers. In the video, Rios appeared to be so intoxicated that he couldn't even finish his sobriety test.

Austin police arrested the pair for DWI.

"The law has recently changed and the motor vehicle definition is a little ambiguous, but they felt that it would fit that criteria," said Commander Jason Dusterhoft, of the Austin Police Department.

The DWI charges may be lowered to public intoxication.

"In the city of Austin it is legal to ride a horse on a public street," said Commander Dusterhoft. "What we were obviously concerned about is them being intoxicated, inviting people out into the street causing a danger, causing a danger ... to themselves, the public, the horses."

"Well, it was unusual. You certainly don't get these types of arrests. This is the first time I've ever encountered this," said Tony Plohetski, a writer for the Austin American Statesman who first reported the story. "I think one of the big questions that I think a lot of people are going to have is, was this really against the law? Is it against the law to be intoxicated going down a city street on a farm animal? And there are, from the best I can tell, different opinions about that."

One of the cowboys was so intoxicated that police say he had to be hospitalized. The animals were taken to animal control and it isn't clear if they're back with their owner.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 6thstreet; austin; chat; dwi; keepaustinweird; sixthstreet
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1 posted on 01/12/2011 8:21:23 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

As long as the horse and mule were sober....


2 posted on 01/12/2011 8:27:43 AM PST by Grut
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To: SwinneySwitch

Austin where illegals raom in the sanctuary city. I hope the horse and mule are alright.

I like horses and mules more then drunken Texans. Too many of em are LBJ Republicans.


3 posted on 01/12/2011 8:28:25 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: SwinneySwitch

If ridin’ a donkey drunk is wrong..I don’t wanna be right.


4 posted on 01/12/2011 8:30:26 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Just don’t ‘be ridin’ dirty’, as Jeremiah Wrong would say.


5 posted on 01/12/2011 8:31:32 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

The Law is an ass, literally.


6 posted on 01/12/2011 8:31:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SwinneySwitch

2 Men Arrested for Galloping Under the Influence


7 posted on 01/12/2011 8:32:31 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: bunkerhill7

No doubt the mule was the one with two anal orifices.


8 posted on 01/12/2011 8:35:15 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: SwinneySwitch
The DWI charges may be lowered to public intoxication.

I would think they would have to be. Four legged creatures are not machines. There are more than a few cases where people riding these creatures got caught in a storm and simply let their horse or mule get them home safely by sheer instinct and memory.

9 posted on 01/12/2011 8:35:55 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Jose Rios, 33, and sidekick, Samuel Olivo, Jr., 48

It's unusual to have a sidekick 15 years older than the main character. If they got this wrong, there is going to be one mighty pissed-off hungover Mexican main character when he discovers he's been labeled as the "sidekick".

Oh well, at least Jose and Hose B got to star in a movie.


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10 posted on 01/12/2011 8:37:15 AM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: Grut
As long as the horse and mule were sober....

True but they didn't drive themselves there.

11 posted on 01/12/2011 8:38:49 AM PST by lonestar
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To: SwinneySwitch

This is why I don’t live downtown and avoid going there as much as possible.


12 posted on 01/12/2011 8:39:38 AM PST by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: SwinneySwitch

These two were just Keepin’ Austin Weird...

They should have had people on 6th Street pose with Leslie Cochran, the mule and the guy who bicycles around TownLake in a thong.


13 posted on 01/12/2011 8:41:38 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: SwinneySwitch

14 posted on 01/12/2011 8:41:48 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Loved that movie.


15 posted on 01/12/2011 8:48:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’ll let myself forget about Fonda being a leftist traitor long way to watch Cat. Only thing I’ll watch her in (well, maybe just a touch of Barbarella too).


16 posted on 01/12/2011 8:53:03 AM PST by KyCats
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If being drunk on horseback was illegal, then I would have spent much of my 30’s in jail.


17 posted on 01/12/2011 8:54:33 AM PST by Rio
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To: Frantzie
Too many of em are LBJ Republicans

What is an 'LBJ Republican'?

18 posted on 01/12/2011 8:56:10 AM PST by laotzu
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To: SwinneySwitch
This is beyond asinine. You can't "drive" a horse.

This reminds me of cops here giving DUI tickets to drunks because they were sleeping in their parked cars.

19 posted on 01/12/2011 8:56:50 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: KyCats

Same here. Lee Marvin is just too good in that movie to miss it.


20 posted on 01/12/2011 8:57:40 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: The Comedian

At least my horses know the way home.


21 posted on 01/12/2011 8:58:59 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: elkfersupper

This is just another nail in the “safety” coffin. There is no way a horse or mule will walk over pedestrians or crash into cars because his rider is drunk. Instead, the city wants its cashola.

Public intox I could see for them hassling people, but that wasn’t the arrest.


22 posted on 01/12/2011 8:59:20 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: KyCats

I won’t give her a break even though I loved that movie.


23 posted on 01/12/2011 9:01:02 AM PST by OldEagle
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To: Farmer Dean
Drunk illegals riding jackasses attempting to get other drunks to come out of bars to take pictures with them and their farm animals.

Ya gotta love Texas...

24 posted on 01/12/2011 9:03:11 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

You cant arrest me...Im a personal friend of the Mare!!”


25 posted on 01/12/2011 9:04:34 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Grut
Nope! Beer for my horses, Whiskey for my men by Toby Keith
26 posted on 01/12/2011 9:09:46 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: DainBramage
You cant arrest me...Im a personal friend of the Mare!!”

DING DING DING - we have a winner!

27 posted on 01/12/2011 9:10:34 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Me too:)

Can never forget that image of Marvin as Kid Shaleen on his horse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koAA9MvqSpI&NR=1

But how is riding drunk on a mule ‘driving’?


28 posted on 01/12/2011 9:13:45 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: dragnet2

Hopefully they weren’t doing the ‘Enumclaw’ thing with these animals back at the barn ?


29 posted on 01/12/2011 9:14:36 AM PST by italybub
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To: SwinneySwitch
They were apparently trying to lure people out of bars

Hey! They were helping to prevent I don't know how many people from driving home DUI! Luring them out of bars! And they got arrested for being DUI? Typical Austen police logic!

Which would you rather be run over by? A guy on a mule, or maybe 20 drunks driving home in their cars?

30 posted on 01/12/2011 9:18:10 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Beowulf9

It doesn’t matter as they were definitely road hazards. The article did say that there is some leeway in the law.


31 posted on 01/12/2011 9:21:07 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Frantzie
"I like horses and mules more then drunken Texans."

When was the last time you were in Texas?

32 posted on 01/12/2011 9:25:26 AM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

These guys get off the reservation from time to time ... and wander into Austin ... and ...

33 posted on 01/12/2011 9:34:26 AM PST by Zakeet (Always trust in the five G's: God, Gold, Guns, Grub, and the Government screwing up)
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To: DainBramage

Nice.


34 posted on 01/12/2011 9:38:16 AM PST by Defiant (There is no line on the march towards marxism that Democrats won't cross. Democrat=CPUSA)
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To: Farmer Dean
At least my horses know the way home.

This is why I drink in my barn.


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Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 01/12/2011 9:42:28 AM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: cweese

I was in TX probably 3 or 4 times in 2010. I will not be going back for a while as I refused to get grouped by TSA.

I should have edited. The drunks were probably illegals. “I like horses and mules more than drunken illegals from Mexico.”

No Texan rides a burro. Open-border LBJ “Republicans” like Rick Perry, Kay Bailey or Cornyn just might.


36 posted on 01/12/2011 9:48:15 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: The Comedian
O, Poncho!

O, Cisco!

37 posted on 01/12/2011 9:49:12 AM PST by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: DainBramage

I laughed myself hoarse when I read that, thanks...


38 posted on 01/12/2011 10:04:22 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SwinneySwitch; basil; txhurl; wolfcreek; lormand; DrewsDad

Keeping Austin weird ping.


39 posted on 01/12/2011 10:12:47 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: The Comedian

Are you saying that these men, who may be illegals, were possibly homosexuals? The “man” riding the burro was possibly the “wife?”


40 posted on 01/12/2011 10:47:53 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Frantzie
Are you saying that these men, who may be illegals, were possibly homosexuals? The “man” riding the burro was possibly the “wife?”

That's hadn't occurred to me. But now that you mention it...

How do you say "fag" in Spanish?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

41 posted on 01/12/2011 10:52:10 AM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I recall when an escapee from the Arizona State Penitentiary in Florence stole a horse from the yard of a nearby house to effect his getaway.

Whoops! Arizona was part of the Wild West, where stealing a man’s horse was often to condemn him to death in the wilderness. The laws on horse theft reflect that, and the guy ended up getting a much longer sentence added on than if he had merely swiped a car.


42 posted on 01/12/2011 11:00:36 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: CSM

You can get a DWI on a bicycle or in a wheelchair in a lot of states.


43 posted on 01/12/2011 11:02:53 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: The Comedian

Maricon. Or Ganso. Anyone know if Pacino called anyone a “maricon” in Scarface? He insulted everyone. WASP phonies. Guineas.


44 posted on 01/12/2011 11:16:15 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: ccmay

Reminds me recently of TV presenter Gary Collins stiffing a local restaurant in Mississippi for a steak dinner. Serious stuff in MS as it is a felony over $25 or something for walking out on a restaurant tab.


45 posted on 01/12/2011 11:19:25 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: ccmay

Yep, revenue generation.


46 posted on 01/12/2011 11:20:15 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM
Drunk illegals riding jackasses attempting to get other drunks to come out of bars to take pictures with them and their farm animals.


47 posted on 01/12/2011 11:26:38 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: The Comedian; Arrowhead1952

I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess these two might just be here illegally.

Probably the *real* reason the judge let them off the DWI charges.


48 posted on 01/12/2011 11:28:37 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek

Hold my beer and watch this.


49 posted on 01/12/2011 11:58:23 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: wolfcreek

To everyone speculating that these guys were illegals: there are lots of native Texans with surnames of Rios and Olivo. In fact, three of Texas’ Founding Fathers were named Ruis, Navarro and de Zavala.

When I’m looking for illegals I go for the little tell-tales: 1) doesn’t speak English; 2) doesn’t have a driver’s license; 3) carries no insurance; 4) demands (loudly, in Spanish) every possible government service known to man.

But then I’m just been a naturalized Texan for 27 years.


50 posted on 01/12/2011 12:03:08 PM PST by jimt
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