Florida Woman Gets DUI Riding A Horse

Photos via AP Images. (Photo edited to feature Donna Byrne’s mugshot on unrelated horse photo.)

A Florida woman was stopped and arrested for “driving under the influence on a horse” on Thursday, according to police.


Fifty-three-year-old Donna Byrne was caught recklessly riding a horse Thursday in Park City, Florida. A (fellow?) motorist was concerned for the safety of Byrne and the horse after she (the human) appeared to be intoxicated, so they called the police, according to the AFP.

The police also arrested Byrne for animal neglect, as “driving” the horse on a busy road while under the influence puts it at extreme risk. The horse was taken to a sheriff’s office animal shelter. From the Sheriff’s office, via AFP:

“Ms. Byrne was obviously not in any condition to be on the road. She not only put herself and the horse in danger, but also anyone who was driving on the road, which is typically very busy,” Sheriff Grady Judd said.

It surely seems like Byrne has learned a stern lesson here, and going forward will take better caution at neither riding, nor dying.

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