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California Horse DUI: Man Arrested After Riding Horse Onto Freeway

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This early Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, photo released by the California Highwat Patrol (CHP) shows a horse rider being arrested after failing a field sobriety test by CHP officers for DUI in a freeway Long Beach, California. (California Highway Patrol, Santa Fe Springs via AP)

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 08:05 AM

In California, riding a horse onto a freeway while drunk could get you a DUI. Authories say a man did just that early Saturday.

Los Angeles news station KABC-TV reports that the California Highway Patrol stopped the man early Saturday on State Route 91 in Long Beach.

Officers administered field sobriety tests, which registered blood-alcohol levels of 0.21 percent and 0.19 percent — more than double the legal limit.

The man was arrested and booked for riding a horse while under the influence. The white horse, Guera, wasn't hurt and was released to the man's mother.

The California Highway Patrol offered a message to the public on Twitter: "No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated."

Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/

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