DUI On Horseback?
Not only does Kentucky have the most famous horse race in the world, they also will give you a DUI for being drunk on a horse! Fifty-five-year-old Danny Reynolds was riding his horse on a rural road near his house about 8 miles south of Nicholasville when Sherriff’s deputies told him to get down. They said he staggered while dismounting the animal. That might have something to do with the fact that his blood-alcohol level was allegedly twice the legal limit. The arresting officer also found rolling papers and marijuana in his pockets. Reynolds later said he drank a couple beers to celebrate his son’s birthday, but did not think he was drunk. He said he normally doesn’t drink. However, police found several beers in his saddle bag along with a mason jar of “moonshine.” Chief Deputy Allen Peel admitted it was a unique case, but that Reynolds could have swerved into a car, causing danger to himself and others.”