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Man allegedly rode horse while drunk on parade; 8-year-old boy was trampled

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Rider arrested after rogue horse tramples boy on parade

A man suspected to be intoxicated, was arrested after his horse to a boy injured at a parade in Colusa, California.

An 8-year-old boy was injured in a popular California parade by a runaway dancing horse that managed to throw his rider — who was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Video showed the horse bucking off the rider, who, as Armando Ruiz, and to gallop right in a crowd at the Colusa County Fair parade June 8, Fox 40 Sacramento reported.

“It was pretty chaotic for a few minutes,” Colusa Police Sgt. Elden Tamez told the station.

The boy was treated for a broken leg. Parade-goers took to the horse.

Ruiz was arrested on a felony charges of driving under the influence, according to the station.

“In California, the same laws apply when riding horse, driving cars,” the Colusa Police Department says in a Facebook post Thursday.

Tamez told Fox 40 is the load was rare.

“I’ve been here 20 years and this is my first time charging someone for this,” he said.

The signature of dancing horses are a staple in the Colusa County Fair and put on a show again when the incident began to grow, the station reported.

 

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