DUI on Horse

Georgia DUI on Horse

Woman Accused of Drunk Driving a Horse Clayton, Georgia applies DUI
statute to a woman riding a horse.

The Georgia State Patrol has charged Heather Darnell, 22, with the
crime of driving a horse under the influence. Last Friday at 10:30pm a
1993 Pontiac Bonneville struck Darnell’s horse on US 441 near Steoka
Falls and Bethel Roads in the city of Clayton as Darnell attempted to
cross the road.

Police claim she was drunk at the time.

Darnell was rushed by a Lifeflight helicopter to Gwinett Medical
Center for urgent treatment.

Passengers in the Bonneville suffered less serious injuries. The horse
is believed to have survived the incident.

Darnell now faces up to a year in prison, fines of $1000 plus court
costs, 40 hours of community service, and a one-year automobile license
suspension.

Georgia Drunk Driving Statute 40-6-391. (a) A person shall not drive
or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while: (1) Under
the influence of alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the
person to drive.

Source: http://www.thenewspaper.com

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