Skip to comments.Woman Riding a Horse Down a Highway Has Been Charged With Driving Drunk
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 Sheriffs 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 Floridas legal limit of .08.
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Is her name Godiva?
I know you can drive cattle. I didn’t know you could drive a horse.
No DUI in our state. Not a “motor vehicle.” Other citations ARE available, but no DUI.
Yea but did the horse know the way home?
Wrong charge. If I was on a jury, I would vote not guilty.
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.
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.
Eventually the DUI got dropped, but he still had to pay the ticket for running the red light. On a bicycle.
“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.
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.
A girl just walking down the street can cause accidents if she is sufficiently hot or has boobs or laz is around
Impeding traffic. Bicyclists can also be charged with DUI/DWI.
True, but that additional statute is written and classifies a bicycle as “human powered” of which technically a horse is not.
OK! Come on! Explain THAT picture, please!
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.
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