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  • Florida Woman Arrested for DUI After Riding Her Horse On the Highway

    November 8, 2017 | Blog Drunk Driving
  • Horse DUI Lawyer

    Strange things always seem to happen in the Florida and this latest DUI arrest seems to follow along with that trend.

    On Saturday November 4th, a 53 year-old woman was arrested by Florida Police for allegedly riding her horse while drunk on a very busy highway.

     

    DUI on a Horse LawyerShe had ridden the horse for close to 15 miles before she was pulled over. She was arrested in Polk City which is about 35 miles east of Tampa.

    When the officers approached the women they could smell the alcohol on her and she had red watery eyes.

    The woman, Donna Bryne is being charged with driving under the influence while operating a vehicle since the horse was equipped with a saddle.

    She is being charged with endangering the horse as well.

    “We haven’t had a horse DUI that I’m aware of. We’ve had incidents of bicycle DUIs and motorcycle DUIs, so this was a different kind of thing.” said Brian Bruchey, a spokesman for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

    DUI or DWI laws governing horse riding vary from state to state.

    Can you get a DUI while riding a horse in Utah?

     

    According to the 1986 case Utah v. Blowers the answer is no, because you have to be operating a “device” and horse is not considered a device according to the ruling in that case.

    Call a Utah DUI Lawyer In Your Time Of Uncertainty

     

    Call Greg S. Law, at 801-261-6228 / Toll Free 888-784-3554

    Whether you have been charged with a DUI while operating a horse, a car, a scooter, a boat, or any other type of vehicle I can help.

    Learn what a difference aggressive representation can make in your DUI case, and make certain that your rights and interests will be fully protected throughout the legal process.

    Our law offices are located in the Salt Lake City area but our attorneys represent adults and juveniles throughout the state of Utah. To schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer at our firm, call either of the two numbers listed above or contact us with a brief e-mail message.

     

    Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2017/11/04/a-florida-woman-rode-her-horse-on-a-highway-drunk-she-was-charged-with-a-dui/