QLD Woman Arrested For Drink-Riding A Horse
Drink driving "can include a horse", police said.
A Queensland woman has been arrested for riding a horse while four times over the legal limit for alcohol.
The woman, that is, not the horse.
QLD Police say they were called to a tavern in Logan, south of Brisbane, on Monday night after reports a woman was refusing orders to leave the premises. Officers arrived to find a woman riding a horse through the drive-through bottle shop attached to the establishment.
The woman was reported to appear "heavily intoxicated", police said in a statement.
In a video uploaded to social media by QLD Police, officers are shown trying to coax a woman on horseback to dismount from her steed. It takes a while, but eventually she passes down a backpack and comes to the ground to speak to police.
"Same as driving a car, you can't ride a horse over the legal limit," one officer is heard to say.
Police say the woman, 51, was taken to a nearby police station where she was breath-tested and allegedly found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.226 -- more than four and a half times the legal limit of 0.05.
The horse was walked back to the station by police, before council workers arrived to then walk the unwitting accomplice to an address in the nearby suburb of Marsden.
The horse's rider has been charged with being in charge of a horse whilst under the influence of liquor, which you'd have to think isn't an offence for which people are stung too often. She will appear in court on June 26.
"Police want to remind the public that drink driving does not just mean a vehicle, it can include a horse," QLD Police warned.