A Los Angeles man riding a horse on 91 Freeway faces a DUI charge. CHP officers spotted a man riding a horse and stopped him. After determining that the man was more than twice the legal limit for intoxication, they arrested him and took custody of the horse.
The man had apparently been celebrating his 29th birthday before his arrest. According to police, they released the horse to the man’s mother. The rider was not so lucky. He may have been attempting to avoid a DUI in LA by riding a horse, but riding while intoxicated is against the law.
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When you face a drunk driving charge, hire an experienced DUI attorney like Robert Helfend. Having an experienced attorney by your side during the DUI adjudication process can make a major difference in the outcome of your case.
Although this particular story is unusual, drunk driving charges are serious. They can result in incarceration, fines, driver training requirements, and other sanctions. Depending upon your circumstances, you could lose your driving privileges. If you injure or kill another person while intoxicated, the penalties increase significantly.
Using an unusual conveyance won’t save you from drunk driving charges. In addition, prosecutors can charge you with impaired driving if you are under the influence of drugs. The law doesn’t distinguish between alcohol or drug intoxication, and it doesn’t matter what you’re driving. This is important to remember, especially if you use marijuana recreationally. Recreational use may be legal in California but driving while impaired is not!
What can make a difference is having an experienced attorney defend you in court. Don’t rely on an inexperienced lawyer and don’t attempt to represent yourself in court. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County DUI case.
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