Addled in the saddle? Woman charged with DUI on horseback

2017-11-04 17:11
(File, Tracy Robertson)

(File, Tracy Robertson)

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Lakeland — A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk.

Polk County Sheriff's officials said in a news release that someone called 911 about a woman who appeared confused and possibly in danger. When deputies arrived they found Donna Byrne riding her horse in the road.

Officers did a sobriety test and said she gave breath samples that registered blood-alcohol level of .161 — twice Florida's legal limit of .08.

Byrne has been charged with DUI and animal neglect for endangering and failing to provide proper protection for the horse.


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