Man arrested for DUI on a horse

Danny Reynolds 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

(Scroll down for video) Danny Reynolds 55, was shocked when an officer ordered him down from his horse and arrested him for the unusual crime of driving drunk on a horse.

"I had no idea that I could be arrested for something like this," said Reynolds.

Reynolds was riding with some friends near his home when he had to stop and take a break. “I stopped to get something to eat when the deputy arrived and told me to get off my horse," Reynolds said. He admitted to drinking a couple of beers.

Reynold's blood alcohol level was two-times over the legal limit. "Upon a search of his pockets I located a package of rolling papers and a baggie of marijuana. Reynolds had several beers in his saddlebag and a mason jar which he identified as moonshine,” the arresting officer said.

"I've have been in the department for 23 years and I have never seen a case like this," Chief Deputy Allen Peel said. Reynolds was charged with driving a non-motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky law KRS 189.520 prohibits the operation of a non-motorized vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any other substance which may impair a person’s driving ability. That includes riding horses, bicycles, skateboards.

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