Around 1 A.M on Saturday, February 24, officers in Long Beach, California, responded to a report of an intoxicated man riding a white horse eastbound down the 91 freeway, from Paramount Boulevard to Downey Avenue. Officers found the man on his horse after he exited at Downey and rode into Bellflower.
They stopped the man and administered field sobriety tests, with the results being .21 and .19 percent. That is more than twice the legal limit. The officers then arrested the man and booked him for riding a horse under the influence. The officers say that he was putting himself and the horse in danger.
The man was later identified as 29-year-old Luis Alfredo Perez of Placentia. Police documents showed that Perez had just turned 29 shortly before officers found him. After being booked in jail, Perez’s horse Guera, was safely released to his mother.
The California Police has some messages for the public. “No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated.” and “Don’t put yourself, your beautiful animal, or others in danger of being killed in traffic.”