Intoxicated man rides horse onto freeway

LONG BEACH, Calif.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken man made his way onto a California freeway while atop a horse.

KABC-TV reports California Highway Patrol responded around 1 a.m. Saturday to a report of a man riding a white horse on the eastbound California State Route 91.

Officers stopped the man and administered field sobriety tests, with the man registering a blood-alcohol level of.21 and .19 percent — or more than double the legal limit.

The man was arrested and booked for riding a horse while under the influence.

The horse, Guera, was unharmed and released to the man’s mother.

California Highway Patrol offered a message to the public on Twitter: “No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated.”

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Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/

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