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
A man who was busted trying to ride his horse while under the influence on a busy California freeway is now in jail on a DUI charge.
The California Highway Patrol says Luis Perez of Placenticia, California was allegedly riding his horse in the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Southern California around 1 a.m. when officers pulled up.
Officers say the rider hoofed his way into the nearby city of Bellflower where they took him into custody.
Perez failed a field sobriety test with a blood alcohol limit of more than double the legal limit when they took his horse.
The horse is fine and is back with Perez's mother, but the 29-year-old had to finish celebrating his birthday in jail where he is currently being held in lieu of more than $50,000 bail.