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California man arrested after riding horse drunk on freeway

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-25 16:35:55-05

SANTA FE SPRINGS – A California man was arrested after he was caught riding a horse drunk on a freeway. 

KCTV-TV reports police responded a call of a man riding a horse on the 91 freeway around 1 a.m. Saturday.   He was arrested for driving under the influence. 

The California Highway tweeted about the strange encounter and said:

“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.”

The Highway Patrol later replied to the tweet, saying:

“We get a chuckle out of the interesting situations we encounter from time to time, but one thing the CHP does not do is “horse” around with DUI.”

The California Highway Patrol told KTLA-TV that the man’s mother quickly arrived at the scene after her son was arrested. The horse, named Guera, was released to her custody.