Florida woman charged with DUI on a horse

Florida woman charged with DUI on a horse

A Central Florida woman was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of DUI while on a road in Lakeland. "She just didn't realize it when she saddled up her horse and rode into town".

Byrne was riding the horse on Combee Road near North Crystal Lake Road in Lakeland when officers responded to the scene.

According to the report, Byrne had an odor of alcohol, red watery eyes, and staggered.

Bryne was given a field sobriety test and then arrested on the DUI charges The Sheriff's Office said she blew.157 and.161 during a Breathalyzer test.

A breathalyser found her to be two times over the legal limit.

"Ms. Byrne was obviously not in any condition to be on the road".

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"We wanted to interview the horse, and he said he didn't have anything to say about it", Judd joked, making a neighing sound as he said anything.

Byrne is also accused of animal neglect for failing to provide proper protection for the horse, placing it at risk of injury or death while riding it along the busy road.

Byrne has previously been arrested on charges of five felonies and 10 misdemeanors, including cruelty to animals and drug possession, Bruchey said.

Byrne's horse, named Boduke, was carted off to the Polk County Sheriff's Animal Control livestock facility, The Orlando Sentinel reported.

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