Man arrested for riding horse while drunk in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Proof that the CHP will arrest a person caught drinking and riding.

The Santa Cruz CHP posted pictures on Instagram of an equine stop. It happened Sunday on State Route 251 and College Road, near Santa Cruz.

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The officer performed a DUI test on the man riding the horse and then arrested him for public intoxication.

The horse's name is Soraya. A family member took the horse home and the man riding Soraya was taken to a sobering center.

The CHP says he could be charged with DUI following an investigation.

The CHP reminds us that it is also illegal ride a bicycle, motorized scooter, hoverboard under the influence.
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