People have been arrested for DUI in just about all methods of transportation. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are pretty much par for the course. People in California are being arrested for DUI in the recent past on electric scooters. Across the country, even people on tractors and lawnmowers and even those mobility scooters are fair game. Newsweek reports on a man arrested for public intoxication while riding a horse down a California freeway.
On Sunday, the California State Patrol arrested a male riding a horse on State Route 152 in southeastern Santa Cruz County. The CHP shared images of the arrest on their social media pages. The man’s identity was not released.
CHP officer Pate responded to a suspected DUI rider on SR-152 at College Road. The suspect was found wearing a Stetson, slumping on a traffic guard rail. As the man is questioned by police, his horse waits patiently to the side.
In this instance, the rider was not arrested for DUI but was arrested for public intoxication. There is a possibility that the man could still face a DUI charge following a full investigation.
This would not be the first time that a man has been arrested for DUI on horseback in California. In February 2018, authorities arrested 29-year-old Luis Perez. According to the CHP, Perez had a blood-alcohol limit of more than double the legal limit as he rode a horse along the 91 Freeway in Long Beach.