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Man accused of DUI after allegedly riding horse on freeway

Many individuals may choose to celebrate their birthdays by going out with friends and enjoying an alcoholic beverage. Following such an event, making the decision to avoid getting behind the wheel of a car is advisable. However, should a person choose an alternative form of transportation, the consequences can be just as severe. A man has been arrested and is facing DUI charges after allegedly attempting to ride his horse home from a birthday celebration in California.

According to reports, the incident began when authorities received reports of a man who was riding a horse alongside a local highway in the early hours of a recent Saturday. Police claim they located the man soon thereafter and stopped him after he exited a freeway. They also assert that his blood alcohol content was well over the legal limit, although the methods used in obtaining these results remain unclear.

He was arrested soon thereafter and charged with driving under the influence. While most incidents involving similar charges may involve a motor vehicle, operating any form of transportation on a highway while intoxicated can have serious consequences. Regardless of how it occurs, being accused of drunk driving can be an intimidating process, and without the necessary legal knowledge, an accused individual may be uncertain how best to proceed.

With the potential weight of a conviction for DUI looming overhead, an individual may find it advisable to seek guidance as soon as the charges are filed. When facing similar charges, a person in California could consult with an experienced attorney for assistance in forming a strong defense. If a conviction cannot be avoided, an attorney can assist a client in pursuing a lesser sentence during subsequent court proceedings.

Source:, "Drunk man arrested after riding horse on California highway: CHP", Feb. 26, 2018

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