Drunk Driver In Alberta Rides His Horse Home
A man was charged with drunk driving while traveling through Stony Plain, Alberta. Driving with a trailer full of horses for transport, the man was pulled over by local RCMP officers around 7PM for not having a license plate on the trailer.
Cpl. Colette Zazulak of the Stony Plain/Spruce Grove RCMP says the driver of the truck was given a breathalyzer that registered a caution, meaning his blood alcohol content was between 60 to 100 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Because of Alberta’s new drinking and driving laws, the man was handed an immediate 72-hour license suspension, as well as having his truck and trailer seized.
With 20 miles to home, the man decided to take one of the horses from the trailer and rode the horse the rest of his way home. While the RCMP do not like to make fun of situations that involve drunk driving, they also recognize that there are creative alternatives when facing a serious license or vehicle suspension.
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Posted on January 16th, 2014