A southern California man was arrested for riding a horse down a busy freeway while intoxicated, according to state authorities.
Luis Perez, from Placentia, was spotted riding the horse eastbound on the 91 Freeway in Long Beach before police stopped him on Saturday, California Highway Patrol said.
The 29-year-old was arrested after registering more than half the legal blood alcohol level on a sobriety test.
Horsin’ around: Luis Perez was arrested for drunk-riding his horse on a California highway
The 29-year-old allegedly had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit
Thankfully, no one was hurt in the bizarre incident and the horse was released to Perez’ mother who showed up quickly at the scene.
Perez is being held on more than $50,000 bail, CBS News reported.
The California Highway Patrol got a laugh out of the arrest, and shared photos of the white horse looking on as police assessed Perez’ level of intoxication and arrested him.
‘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 twitter account said on Sunday.
Costly joy ride: Perez, from Placentia, is being held on more than $50,000 bail
What are ya looking at? The horse was released to Perez’ mother at the scene
While police found the incident comical, they also took to Twitter to remind Californians that they can’t ride their horses in traffic.
‘No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated,’ officials tweeted.
‘Don’t put yourself, your beautiful animal, or others in danger of being killed in traffic.
The California Highway Patrol got a laugh out of the arrest, and shared photos of the white horse looking on as police assessed Perez’ level of intoxication
While police found the incident comical, they also took to Twitter to remind Californians that they cant ride their horses in traffic