Man on horse charged with DUI
May. 10, 2005 05:00 PM
SOMERSET, Ky. - A man has been charged with drunken driving - for riding a horse while allegedly intoxicated.
Millard Greg Dwyer, 42, was arrested Sunday night after he rode his horse onto a downtown street in front of an off-duty state trooper, Somerset Police Lt. Allan Coomer said.
Trooper Martin Wesley told local officers that Dwyer looked like he was about to fall off the horse. advertisement
Coomer said Dwyer admitted to being drunk and told officers that he had ridden the horse from Fishing Creek, which was about 5 miles away.
Dwyer told officers that he had consumed about a 12-pack, Coomer said. Dwyer failed sobriety tests, Coomer said, and was charged with operating a vehicle other than a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.
A breath test showed Dwyer's alcohol level at .244, more than three times the limit, Coomer said.
Dwyer was released from the Pulaski County Dentention Center Monday, jail officials said. He faces a fine of between $20-$100, plus court costs, Coomer said.
Coomer said the arrest was "very unusual," but Somerset police have arrested others for similar violations, such as riding a bicycle and a lawn mower under the influence.
That has to be the craziest thing Ive heard all week.