May 4, 2009
Man ticketed for drunken riding
Police in Colorado said a cowboy who was having trouble staying on his horse was ticketed for riding an animal while under the influence of alcohol.
Brian Drone of Arvada was cited for the Class B traffic violation, which carries a $25 fine, after the rider and his horse were pulled over in a strip mall parking lot, KUSA-TV, Denver, reported Monday.
Arvada Police Sgt. Jeff Monzingo said it was his first case of drunken riding in 15 years on the job.
This is kind of a tricky call, Monzingo said.
Unlike in a DUI where you can tow a car, we had to do something with the horse.
Monzingo said a local stable owner who knows Drone offered to take the rider and his horse home.
Drone said he and his horse, Cricket, were out for a
joyride when they were pulled over.