The Santa Cruz man was arrested for public drunkenness.
(Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office)
A Santa Cruz, California man who allegedly engaged in a bit of drunken noise last weekend, it turned out that riding a horse while intoxicated can be just as dangerous as operating a vehicle in the eyes of the law.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers arrested a man riding a horse along State Route 152 near Watsonville, in the southeastern part of Santa Cruz County, for public drunkenness on Sunday.
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“Do not forget that it is illegal to not only the driving of a vehicle under the influence, but also a bicycle, motorized scooter, hoverboard, and a horse,” CHP, wrote in an Instagram post.
CHP referred to the man as a ” suspected DUI rider,” in the post. “Yes, we said, rider!”
The man was not arrested for driving under the influence, but after an investigation, he can be charged with DUI, Fox Bay Area station KTVU reported.
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The man was taken to a sobering center and the horse was brought home by a member of the family, KTVU said.