Man charged with DUI for drunk driving his horse on a freeway

A gentleman in Long Beach, CA decided to celebrate his 29th birthday by galloping down a freeway on his white Arabian horse. And this was after he celebrated by getting drunk.

According to ABC7News:

CHP officers responded around 1 a.m. Saturday to a report of a man riding a white horse on the eastbound 91 from Paramount Boulevard to Downey Avenue. Officers found the man on his horse after he had exited at Downey and rode into Bellflower.

They stopped the man and administered field sobriety tests, with results of .21 and .19 percent - or more than double the legal limit.

The man, Luis Alfredo Perez of Placentia, CA, was arrested and charged with a DUI. His horse wasn't hurt and was handed over to Perez's mother.

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Video shows drunken-driving arrest of Washtenaw police lieutenant

Washtenaw County Sheriff Lt. Brian Filipiak does his best to talk his way out of a drunk driving arrest, but the arresting officer has to threaten him with a taser to get him to comply. Imagine what would have happened if Filipiak wasn't a sheriff lieutenant. From MLive:

Filipiak, 47, registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 and 0.27 percent on breath tests after being arrested on Nov. 13 in Rust Township in northern Michigan, according to a Montmorency County Sheriff's Department report written by his arresting officer, Deputy Zachery Morrison.

Now, Filipiak is on unpaid administrative leave pending internal investigation by his department. He also faces a charge of misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more.

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Drink, drive, die

Do not drink and drive. Watch this.

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Affluenza teen and mother granted temporary stay against deportation

Despite being in Mexico on expired tourist visas, fugitives Ethan Couch and his mother have been granted a delay against deportation from Mexico. Both are wanted in the US on a number of charges.

From Star-Telegram:

Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said he was told by U.S. Marshals that an attorney representing the Couches filed a “legal writ,” to prevent the pair from leaving Mexico.

“Couch and his mother cannot be deported from Mexico until legal matters are resolved,” U.S. Marshal’s Service spokeswoman Laura Vega told the Star-Telegram. “We simply do not know when Ethan and Tonya Couch will be returned to the U.S.”

Anderson said his office had planned to take the Couches into custody in Houston on Wednesday. The pair had been scheduled to fly from Guadalajara to Houston on Wednesday afternoon.

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