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Man Arrested for DUI While Riding a Horse: Fair or Foul?

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/09/19 19:46:50
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He's charged with an unusual crime. A man arrested for a DUI on a horse.

It's a crime that sheriff's deputies in Jessamine County say was a first for them, but the man who's charged in the case says he just as shocked as authorities.

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  • Dave The Canuck 2012/09/27 01:01:54
    Fair
    Dave The Canuck
    +1
    The drunk rider in Black Beauty caused Beauty to fall and skin his knees, sending the man flying, landing on the ground injured.
  • boltfox20 2012/09/21 19:50:41
    Foul
    boltfox20
    +2
    Technically, it's an RUI.
  • Angel* 2012/09/21 01:05:04
    Fair
    Angel*
    +1
    Laws are not only for the safety of others but for our selves also.
    If a cop did nothing and he fell, he would sue and would win. Sad but true
  • clasact 2012/09/20 22:47:03
    Foul
    clasact
    +1
    The horse was driveing
  • dennisg40 2012/09/20 19:13:07
    Foul
    dennisg40
    +1
    A horse is not a motorized vehicle.
  • Clay Slayer 2012/09/20 14:14:31 (edited)
    Foul
    Clay Slayer
    +1
    Dude rides up on his horse and stops in front of the saloon,, Ties his horse to the rack and goes inside.. Barkeep say, what'l you have pardner? Dude says a sasparilla and a bucket of beer,, He drinks the sasparilla and takes the bucket of beer out to his horse.. comes back in and orders another sasparrilla and a bucket of beer. drinks the sasparilla and gives the bucket of beer to his horse... The Barkeep ask him, Why do you drink sasparilla and the horse drinks beer., The Dude says "I am the designated driver"


    I dont see a DUI charge, maybe public Intoxication....
  • Mikel_mad2002 2012/09/20 10:56:38
    Foul
    Mikel_mad2002
    +1
    Was he endangering anyone?
  • beach bum 2012/09/20 07:45:22
    Foul
    beach bum
  • AvK 2012/09/20 06:29:33
    Foul
    AvK
    +1
    I'm not sure how to feel about this one lol
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/09/20 03:33:55
    Foul
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +2
    Funny!

    "Driving under the influence" is NOT the same as "riding under the influence." Get him for public intoxication, not a "moving violation."
  • JustBeingAtPeace 2012/09/20 00:32:52
    Foul
    JustBeingAtPeace
    +2
    That's messed up! But...funny lol
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/09/20 00:07:30
    Foul
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    +1
    It is funny
  • Pam 2012/09/19 23:58:37
    Fair
    Pam
    +1
    Horses can do a lot of damage if ridden by an impaired person. Not to mention the damage that could have been done to the horse.
  • Elbuscus 2012/09/19 22:50:04
    Fair
    Elbuscus
    +1
    that poor horsey :(
  • sue 2012/09/19 22:45:31
    Foul
    sue
    +1
    I think as long as he didn't get the horse drunk,the horse knew what he was doing. Was it his horse?
  • michael.reeves.3150 2012/09/19 22:37:17
    Foul
    michael.reeves.3150
    +3
    well he dident drive he got a ride form someone sober :P
  • jubil8 ... michael... 2012/09/20 03:35:07
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    Lol, brilliant!

    Right, the horse was the designated driver.
  • HillaryLover 2012/09/19 22:29:13
    Foul
    HillaryLover
    +1
    Under the circumstances - no accident, no injuries, or other misconduct - impoundment of the animal (to be released to a responsible family member, etc.), and a warning citation should have sufficed.
  • Darr247 2012/09/19 22:19:22
    Foul
    Darr247
    +2
    He was riding on a trail, not the road.
    If he was riding on the road, then I would have said fair.
  • Carson 2012/09/19 22:17:49
    Foul
    Carson
    +1
    How else was he going to get home?
  • No One 2012/09/19 21:58:48
    Fair
    No One
    +1
    A horse is an animal that is big enough and fast enough that if it steped on someone it could seriosely injure someone. If he is under the influence he may not be able to control his horse well enough for it to be safe and so could injure someone so him being arrested is perfectly fair.
  • *DEATH FrEaK* 2012/09/19 21:40:19
    Foul
    *DEATH FrEaK*
    +1
    foul...because i got a d.u.i for just riding my bike home from my friends house it made me blush the whole time when the cop was talking to me bc my friends where watching
  • Darr247 *DEATH ... 2012/09/19 22:39:02
    Darr247
    +1
    Must not have been KY, 'cause the definition of a Vehicle for section 189 excepts "Vehicles propelled by muscular power."
  • *DEATH ... Darr247 2012/09/19 22:42:27
    *DEATH FrEaK*
    +1
    ummm.... okay?
  • Ma La 2012/09/19 21:35:20
    Fair
    Ma La
    +3
    Hilarious! I am an experienced horserider. A horse is not a minlness mechanism. Believe me, a horse knows when the rider isn't all there and a horse with any spirit will take advantage of it in one way or another.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/09/19 21:32:17
    Fair
    Rebel Yell
    +3
    I' ve been around horses all my life and have seen some people do amazingly stupid things while on a horse.

    Sounds like the Kentucky law is pretty clear. Kentucky law (KRS 189.520) prohibits the operation of a non-motorized vehicle (a vehicle that is not a motor vehicle) while under the influence of intoxicants or substance which may impair a person’s driving ability. That includes, those who are riding horses, bicycles, skateboards, etc.
  • Darr247 Rebel Yell 2012/09/19 22:32:25 (edited)
    Darr247
    +2
    The guy needs to get an attorney...

    KRS 189

    back at the beginning, in Definitions, a Vehicle is defined as being operated on or across a roadway or highway. He was riding it on a trail, not a roadway.
  • Rebel Yell Darr247 2012/09/19 22:36:57
    Rebel Yell
    +2
    He also had drugs on him and tested positive for intoxication. I don't give a flying flip about him. My concern is for the horse which could have been injured.
  • jubil8 ... Rebel Yell 2012/09/20 03:37:32
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    All reasonable issues -- but not relevant to a DUI?
  • jujunme 2012/09/19 20:45:48
    Foul
    jujunme
    +2
    You don't "drive" a horse, you ride one. So ,technically the charge is bogus
  • marty 2012/09/19 20:36:07
    Foul
    marty
    +1
    I'd think that the laws were specific to motorized vehicles. Heck, down here, mopeds can be used because someone can get around slightly faster and can do it drunk.
  • Tommy 2012/09/19 20:32:05
    Fair
    Tommy
    +4
    Will he lose his licence? lol
  • Robin 2012/09/19 20:26:03
    Foul
    Robin
    +1
    Let me share this quickly... my brother in law... got drunk in a bar... tried to be responsible, so he left his truck, and started home on foot. The town cop arrested him for public intox.
    Same cop knew he had opted not to drive, and that was why he was on foot... talk about foul.
  • marty Robin 2012/09/19 20:34:16
    marty
    Yeah, that is some BS, the damned if you do, damned if you don't laws. So you're suppose to PAY a taxi, hope someone you know is awake and willing, get arrested for public intoxication, get arrested for DUI, or get charged with loitering/trepassing?
  • say what? 2012/09/19 20:22:02
    Foul
    say what?
    +2
    Riding is not driving. Beside he was just a passenger.
  • NYCbrit say what? 2012/09/19 21:16:21
    NYCbrit
    +1
    Well, he was the only one on the horse. But you're too right, riding isn't driving.
  • JMCC 2012/09/19 20:14:58 (edited)
    Foul
    JMCC
    +6
    Only if the horse was drunk.

    i am a seahorse
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/09/19 20:12:25
  • Seeker62 2012/09/19 20:09:18
    Foul
    Seeker62
    +2
    Unless the horse was drunk.
  • charles nelson 2012/09/19 20:09:11
    Foul
    charles nelson
    +1
    Probably some tight ass recovering alcoholic workin for a public-private partnership in corrections lookin for another free enterprise patsy to lock up. Gots to pay for expenses. They'll be comin for you next Mable.

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