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CAN YOU GET ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING A HORSE?

On Behalf of The Foley Law Firm | April 13, 2018

When it comes to drunk driving charges, an infinite number of factual scenarios is possible. Nevertheless, most readers of this blog will agree that the following case takes the cake. Yes, to answer your question, you can get arrested for drunk driving a horse in Colorado and other areas of the United States. Several years ago, a man in Kentucky proved just that.

The 55-year-old man, who was trail-riding with friends not far from his home, decided to take a break along the trail. He told reporters that he had stopped to eat a few crackers when a sheriff's deputy showed up and asked him to dismount from his horse. Police alleged that the man was staggering while getting off his horse. However, the man alleged that it wasn't because he was drunk that he staggered, but because he had diabetes.

In the arrest citation, police said that the man was riding his horse with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. They also alleged that the man was in possession of marijuana, beer and that he had a mason jar full of moonshine.

Perhaps it would be a rare day for police to arrest a drunken horseman in Colorado, but it is indeed possible. There are numerous ways that someone could be arrested on a drunk driving charge relating to a nonmotorized vehicle. If you were accused of a nonmotorized vehicle-related DUI – whether it involves a horse, a skateboard or a bicycle – you will have the right to defend yourself against the criminal charges in a court of law.

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