Because no week is complete without hearing a tale or two about what people do while they are under the influence of alcohol, we bring you the story of California’s version of Lady Godiva. On Saturday, the California Highway Patrol arrested a man riding his horse on the 91 Long Beach freeway.
California Highway Patrol Said No Horse Was Injured During the Event
On the 25th of February, at approximately 5:00 a.m., members of the California Highway Patrol posted a message on its official Twitter page about a rather strange event which took place that very day.
According to the post, while patrolling the 91 Long Beach freeway, CHP officers spotted an individual riding his horse along the busy freeway. It’s one thing to see a speeding car on a busy freeway, but an entirely different one to witness a horse galloping past you, trying to keep up with the rest of the traffic participants.
Unfortunately, this is not a scene from a comedy, but a real event which could have ended badly for the horse, the rider, and unlikely soul that happened to be near them.
Upon seeing the individual, the California Highway Patrol officers went towards them and ordered the rider to climb down from the saddle. The officer wrote that the man was so drunk, that he could barely stand on his feet, let alone guide his trusty steed along the busy freeway.
Probably the only amusing part of the tale was the horse overseeing the officers who tested the rider’s blood alcohol level. The horse was later returned to the man’s mother. As for the intoxicated male version of Lady Godiva, he was taken into custody and charged with DUI.
Although the California Highway Patrol officers who made the arrest had a couple of laughs, they’ve said that it’s never a good idea to drive or, in this case, to ride under the influence.
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