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Woman Riding a Horse Down a Highway Has Been Charged With Driving Drunk
Time ^ | Nov. 3, 2017

Posted on 11/06/2017 7:19:13 AM PST by deplorableindc

A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk.

Polk County Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that someone called 911 about a woman, who appeared confused and possibly in danger. When deputies arrived they found Donna Byrne riding her horse in the road.

Officers did a sobriety test and said she gave breath samples that registered blood alcohol level of .161 — much higher than Florida’s legal limit of .08.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: drunkdriving; florida
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1 posted on 11/06/2017 7:19:13 AM PST by deplorableindc
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To: deplorableindc

Is her name Godiva?


2 posted on 11/06/2017 7:19:53 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: deplorableindc

Stupid drunkard.


3 posted on 11/06/2017 7:20:20 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: deplorableindc

I know you can drive cattle. I didn’t know you could drive a horse.


4 posted on 11/06/2017 7:23:21 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: ifinnegan

No DUI in our state. Not a “motor vehicle.” Other citations ARE available, but no DUI.


5 posted on 11/06/2017 7:23:48 AM PST by oldplayer
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To: deplorableindc

Yea but did the horse know the way home?


6 posted on 11/06/2017 7:24:07 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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7 posted on 11/06/2017 7:27:30 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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8 posted on 11/06/2017 7:29:59 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: deplorableindc

Wrong charge. If I was on a jury, I would vote not guilty.


9 posted on 11/06/2017 7:30:51 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: deplorableindc

Florida defines a horse as a vehicle?

The impound manager’s got a surprise comin’...

Can’t wait to see the judge rule on this one, let alone how the required immobilization will be implemented if the judge is an idiot and finds guilt.


10 posted on 11/06/2017 7:30:54 AM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: BenLurkin

lol...


11 posted on 11/06/2017 7:31:36 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: oldplayer

You’d think it would be public drunkenness, or disorderly conduct, or public endangerment.

Not to mention animal abuse. The well-being of the horse would matter more to me than that of the idiot on it.


12 posted on 11/06/2017 7:35:21 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: deplorableindc
Roommate in college got pulled over for running a red light on a bicycle. Ended up getting arrested for DUI. He spent the night in jail, I had to go pick him up the next day and get his bike out of impound.

Eventually the DUI got dropped, but he still had to pay the ticket for running the red light. On a bicycle.

13 posted on 11/06/2017 7:38:19 AM PST by real saxophonist ( YouTube + Twitter + Facebook = YouTwitFace.com)
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To: oldplayer

“No DUI in our state. Not a “motor vehicle.” Other citations ARE available, but no DUI.”

Precisely, bears repeating. Public intox, causing a nuisance on public road etc etc. DWI = OMVWI.


14 posted on 11/06/2017 7:38:33 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: deplorableindc
According to Florida DMV's website, "Driving under the influence (DUI) is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, a chemical substance, or a controlled substance."

Unless a horse can be defined as a motor vehicle, I don't think this charge will stand. But ... and this is a very large but ... there's a reason why any attempt by a non-lawyer to interpret laws on the basis of logic, common sense, or simple morality is generally doomed to failure.

15 posted on 11/06/2017 7:40:38 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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A girl just walking down the street can cause accidents if she is sufficiently hot or has boobs or laz is around


16 posted on 11/06/2017 7:43:02 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Impeding traffic. Bicyclists can also be charged with DUI/DWI.


17 posted on 11/06/2017 7:43:32 AM PST by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancakes, just as every culture has its noodle.)
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To: Clutch Martin

True, but that additional statute is written and classifies a bicycle as “human powered” of which technically a horse is not.


18 posted on 11/06/2017 7:48:57 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: BenLurkin

OK! Come on! Explain THAT picture, please!


19 posted on 11/06/2017 7:50:24 AM PST by jackibutterfly (With hilliary, we didn’t dodge a bullet... we dodged a 100 megaton hydrogen bomb!!!)
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To: deplorableindc

She had her finger down the horses wind pipe to steer it home oh wait she was setting on the horse back wards yep drunk.


20 posted on 11/06/2017 7:53:51 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacted the most.)
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