Drunken California man arrested after riding his horse on highway
A drunken California man was arrested after riding his horse on a highway Saturday.
Luis Alfredo Perez, 29, was caught on top of a white horse around 1 a.m. on Route 91 in Long Beach, KABC-TV reported.
California Highway Patrol officers stopped Perez and made him take sobriety tests — which resulted in blood alcohol levels of .21and 19% — twice the legal limit.
The horse named Guera was unharmed and released to his mother. Perez, of Placentia, was arrested and booked for driving under the influence.
The CHP offered some helpful advice to the public on its Twitter page.
“No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated,” read one post along with a photo of an officer looking at Guera.
“Don’t put yourself, your beautiful animal, or others in danger of being killed in traffic,” read another post.