A drunk man was arrested Saturday after riding a horse onto a Long Beach, CA freeway during his birthday.
California Highway Patrol officials in Santa Fe Springs said they arrested Luis Alfredo Perez on a DUI charge after he “galloped onto the 91 Freeway in Long Beach on his birthday, putting himself and his animal in danger.”
The officers said Perez was administered field sobriety tests with results of .21 and .19 percent, over double the legal limit.
Here’s more, from ABC-7 Los Angeles:
CHP officers responded around 1 a.m. Saturday to a report of a man riding a white horse on the eastbound 91 from Paramount Boulevard to Downey Avenue. Officers found the man on his horse after he had exited at Downey and rode into Bellflower.
They stopped the man and administered field sobriety tests, with results of .21 and .19 percent – or more than double the legal limit.
The man was arrested and booked for riding a horse under the influence.
The CHP Santa Fe Springs Twitter account shared photos of the arrest and said, “No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated.”
So a horse walks onto the 91 freeway…no joke. Rider arrested by CHP for DUI in the greater Long Beach area. Don’t put yourself, your beautiful animal, or others in danger of being killed in traffic. @CBSLA @NBCLA @KTLA @ABC7 @FOXLA @CNN @FoxNews @ABC @NBCNews @CBSNews @CHP_HQ pic.twitter.com/YdiL54ctvQ
— CHP Santa Fe Springs (@CHP_SFS) February 25, 2018
— CHP Santa Fe Springs (@CHP_SFS) February 24, 2018
ABC-7 adds that the horse, Guera, “was unharmed and was released to Perez’s mother.”